Interior Architecture Now
ISBN10: 1856695204 ISBN13: 9781856695206 Publisher: Laurence King Pub Published: Sep 27 2007 Pages: 352 Weight: 3.15lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 8.00" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
An invaluable introduction to the key names and projects in contemporary interior architecture, this book covers the work of 55 international practitioners. It includes both the firmly established and the up and coming; the classic and the more experimental. For each entry, there are 6 pages with a short text consisting of a critical appraisal as well as full biographical details. This is followed by images of the key works by that designer concentrating on the more recent but also the most iconic where relevant. The featured designers are those who control the shape of public spaces, services and identity to reflect the demands of the 21st century. A definition of interior architecture from Jennifer Hudson is: Interior Architecture Today is not about cosmetic surgery but about complete organ transplant. The individuals and companies featured are not only working with surface and appearance but also in the control of shape, space, services and identity. The title was selected to reflect the fact that the book is primarily concerned with the intelligent tectonic programming of interior space as well as the design opportunities this presents. Because of the proliferation today of decorators, stylists and hobbyists calling themselves designers, the word 'design' connotes a surface application primarily preoccupied with decorative elements. The term 'interior architecture' is more inclusive in that it considers the cross-disciplinary nature of design, bringing together the skills required to investigate interior space within the wider context of architecture.