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This complete guide to the selection of materials for interiors has been updated to reflect recent changes to the industry. Written from the viewpoint of the working designer, Interior Design Materials and Specifications describes each material's characteristics and teaches students how to evaluate, select and specify materials, taking into account factors including code compliance, building standards, sustainability guidelines, human needs and bidding processes. Students will learn how to communicate with suppliers and vendors to achieve the results they envision and how to avoid some of the pitfalls common to material selection and specification.
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Lisa Godsey, LEED AP, ASID Professional, IDEC, IESNA, IIDA, is an Instructor of Interior Design at the International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago and at The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. In addition to teaching courses including materials and lighting, Godsey is a practicing interior designer and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), and International Interior Design Association (IIDA). She serves on the accreditation teams reviewing interior design programs across the U.S. and frequently jurors the NCIDQ.Review:
This is a very well thought out book; the content is quite comprehensive and jam-packed with information. Good introduction to sustainability. Easy to read and understand. Maruja Torres-Antonini, University of Florida, Department of Interior Design A large overview of many materials that includes textiles: upholstery and drapery fabrics. Text written well for audience. --Linda Nussbaumer, South Dakota State University
Students and practitioners alike will earn how to communicate effectively with suppliers and vendors and how to avoid some of the pitfalls common to material selection and specification. --Great Books To Take You To The Next Level
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