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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (Feb. 20 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118090713
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118090718
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.5 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #89,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Ching's bestselling approach to interior design—updated in this new, expanded edition

In this elegant new edition, Francis D.K. Ching takes his integrated approach to interior design several steps further. A highly functional and beautifully illustrated work, Interior Design Illustrated, Third Edition offers a thorough introduction to interior design, addressing the architectural requirements of interior spaces and the details of furnishing and interior finishes.

This new edition offers a concise and accessible presentation of important concepts for beginning designers, and experienced practitioners will appreciate its insightful and practical coverage of the relationship between building structures and interior spaces. A broad range of rich illustrations communicates visual information and ploughs fertile ground for creative ideas and inspiration.

Featuring a full-color section on the role of color in interior design, as well as teaching resources available for the first time, Interior Design Illustrated, Third Edition provides new and expanded information on:

  • Building codes, building information modeling, and sustainability

  • Indoor air quality, environmental systems, data/communication, and security systems

  • Translating functional needs into design decisions

  • Integrating environmental, health, safety, comfort, and conveyance systems into a building's structure and the design of its interior space

  • The functional, aesthetic, and expressive roles design elements can play in the development of three-dimensional space

About the Author

Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Design Drawing; Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Global History of Architecture; Building Construction Illustrated; and Building Codes Illustrated, all from Wiley.

Corky Binggeli, ASID, is a principal at Corky Binggeli Interior Design in Boston and has taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and Boston Architectural College. A professional member of ASID and past president of ASID New England, she is the author of Graphic Standards Field Guide to Commercial Interiors; Materials for Interior Environments; Building Systems for Interior Designers; and coeditor of Interior Graphic Standards, Second Edition, all from Wiley.

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By Yzabelle Sanico on Feb. 10 2013
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It arrived earlier than ever ! Service was great. The book is really useful not just to people who are taking Interior Design but for anyone who is interested .
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By Jacquie Martin on May 4 2015
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Awsome. Jan. 6 2013
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Emphasises the architectural side of interior design, rather than the paint n' fabric side of it; this is not the reason for the good review, you just need to be aware. What was really good was the density of the ideas that were presented. By 'dense' I don't mean that they were not accessible, I mean that there were a lot of them, they were accessible, they were well organised and it was easy to add them, one to the next to have a whole body of knowledge. You know how some books have so many words and manage not to say much? Well, this book was the opposite. A book guilty of doing that is Interior Design (4th Edition), but it still has a lot of information in it because it is so big.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
beautifully illustrated book June 24 2014
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This book is amazingly illustrated. It really captured my imagination and sparked a lot of creativity in me. I'm not a design professional nor student but merely a homeowner going through my first home renovation. The drawings present the concepts in such a great way that resonates even with a layperson like me. This really made me appreciate the design discussions I am having with my architect and interior designers. If i was an architecture or interior design student, I would hope that this book was a core text in the curriculum. There is so much knowledge and theory packed into every page that you can gaze at any portion of a page and feel like you are soaking in centuries of interior design learning.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great starter book, the basics March 21 2013
By Harriet Kossmann - Published on
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I'm in second year interior architecture and this book was great in every aspect to understand. From ergonomics, materials,colour construction drawings and so on. Really recommended. Will be a book to stay in my collection.
Any book by this author is highly recommended. I've bought at least 8 books by him ... July 30 2015
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Francis Ching writes amazingly helpful textbooks for those in the Architecture and Design industry. Any book by this author is highly recommended. I've bought at least 8 books by him and I'd buy them all over again if I had to.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
interior design illustration Sept. 30 2012
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This book is so awesome
It helped me alot and also has all most all the details which are needed.
I'm satisfied with the book