Materials and Components of Interior Architecture (6th Edition)

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/*0-13-048399-0, 4839J-7, Riggs, J. Rosemary, Materials and Components of Interior Architecture, 6/E*/ Taking into account the dramatic advances being made in materials and technologies, this innovative book on interior architecture offers a refreshing, synergistic approach to the field while exposing readers to many exciting nonstructural materials available to today's designers. With an eye on the environment, it provides a firm understanding of the products, properties, and uses of all materials, covering everything from floors, walls and ceiling to installation, and recycling. Progressing from the ground up?literally?it looks beyond the more decorative aspects of design to study the properties and uses of both finishing materials in the design field and structural materials in the architectural field. For interior designers and specifiers.

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In this updated Fourth Edition of Riggs Materials and Components of Interior Architecture, the author deepens her exploration of materials for floors, walls and ceilings to include information on installation, the environment, and recycling. Coverage progresses from the ground up, literally, looking beyond the more decorative aspects of design, to study the properties and uses of both finishing materials in the design field and structural materials in the architecture field.

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This book offers designers several essential tools to work successfully with architects, contractors, manufacturers, and clients:

  • A comprehensive presentation of finishing materials for the interior of as building, whether residential or commercial
  • Key information on environmentally responsible and sustainable products
  • Careful presentation of correct installation procedures and product maintenance
  • Interesting historical background on the development of key materials
  • A glossary of useful terms at the end of the chapter
  • Appendices that list manufacturers and associations that sell or represent the products covered in the text

In short, this text provides interior design students with the vital knowledge that they need to pass the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam.

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