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The Hunter M. Adams Design Library houses the majority of the university's collections which pertain to architecture, interior design and historic preservation. The collection is primarily a design collection with strong emphasis on works by architects and designers in the U.S.and Europe. Furniture, urban planning, adaptive reuse, construction materials and methods, building types, some landscape are examples of other topics included in the collection.
Helpful Tools for Interior Designers
Portfolio Design for Interiors by Harold Linton; William Engel
Call Number: NK 2113.5 .L56 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Portfolio Design for Interiors teaches the aspiring interior designer how to create a professional quality portfolio. Using real examples of outstanding student portfolios, authors Harold Linton and William Engel demonstrate how to analyze, organize, problem-solve, and convey diverse types of visual and text information in various forms of historic, contemporary, and innovative styles. The text features a robust art program and examples of various presentation applications, including graduate study, employment, scholarships, grants, competitions, and fellowships. This is an accessible and comprehensive resource for students learning professional portfolio design.
Interior Design Visual Presentation by Maureen Mitton
Call Number: NK 2113.5 .M58 2018
Publication Date: 2018
This is one of the few titles on the market that comprehensively addresses the visual design and presentation skills of the interior designer. Featuring thorough, process-oriented coverage on the planning, layout, and the design of interior building spaces, this book is an accessible to guide to techniques for executing creative and successful design graphics, models, and presentations. The author will balance new material on BIM, 3D printing, and 3D modeling software with crucial hand rendering techniques.
Professional Practice for Interior Designers in the Global Marketplace by Susan M. Winchip
Call Number: Design Reserves NK 2116 .W56 2013
Publication Date: 2012
The interior designers of tomorrow require a professional practice text that is contemporary and innovative enough to prepare them for the rapidly-evolving landscape of the 21st century workplace. Professional Practice for Interior Designers in the Global Marketplace arms students of the millennial generation with the know-how they'll need to launch and evolve their careers. It emphasizes the essential skills and knowledge required to work in a firm as an entry-level designer, while providing an overview of what is involved in starting, owning, and operating an interior design business. Although rooted in fundamentals, the book incorporates up-to-the-minute developments, including globalization, changing demographics, the rise of networking technologies, sustainable design, social responsibility, and global economics.
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