Construction and Detailing for Interior Design

By Drew Plunkett

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  • Paperback
  • 300 illustrations
  • 192 pages
  • 280 x 216 mm
  • ISBN 9781856696890
  • Published October 2010

Construction and detailing – vital skills for all students studying interior design and architecture –  finally get an accessible, up-to-date introductory text, which will also prove an invaluable reference work throughout higher and further education courses.

Construction and Detailing for Interior Design is structured to encourage a diversity of techniques, allowing each student the means to find and put into practice the appropriate solution to fabrication issues and also to express their own personal aesthetic.

With over 300 images – comprehensive and professional annotated drawings together with explanatory photographs of techniques, materials, tools and more – the principles of sound construction are explained, and the means to create successful variations on generic types of detailing provided.

In addition, the relation of existing building shells to the construction and detailing of new elements is explored, practical tips are given throughout the book, the roles of consultants, manufacturers, suppliers and fabricators are explained, and theories of modern, sustainable approaches to interior detailing are discussed.

About the Author

Drew Plunkett is Head of the Department of Interior Design at the Glasgow School of Art. Since 1981 he has practised as an interior designer based in London and Glasgow. Plunkett is also active as an exhibitor, curator and critical writer. His published work includes a chapter in the book Four Studies on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and articles and reviews for Designers’ Journal, The Architects’ Journal, Blueprint, Magazine of the Mackintosh Society and Building Design.

Customer Reviews

Well researched and beautifully written Review by Stefan Sagmeister
'Skolos and Wedell's Graphic Design Process achieves that rarest of combinations: A well researched, beautifully written, intelligently edited design book.'
Stefan Sagmeister, designer (Posted on 12/13/12)
Great! Review by Louise Sandhaus
'YOWZA! Where's this book been all my teaching life?! So obvious, one has to ask why it's taken so long for someone to produce this sort of spirited compendium covering what those studying or doing graphic design need to be aware of (i.e. process!) if their craft, art, ideas, and production is going to result in anything worth a damn.'
Louise Sandhaus, Faculty, California Institute of the Arts (Posted on 12/13/12)
An excellent addition Review by Shashi Caan
'This book (title if needed) is a welcome and excellent addition to the expanding resources for Interior Design knowledge. With its focus on construction and detailing, it fills a gap in the existing professional literature.'
Shashi Caan, President of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (Posted on 12/13/12)
An indispensible resource Review by Edward Hollis
'The first book of its kind for a decade or so, the accessible style of Construction and Detailing for Interior Design makes it an indispensible resource, introducing students to a subject area they often find opaque and intimidating.'
Edward Hollis, Edinburgh College of Art (Posted on 12/13/12)

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'...this book illustrates strategies and tactics for successfu interior construction.'

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