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Interior tools interior tactics

Interior tools interior tactics: debates in interiors theory and practice

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  • Andrew Milligan (Editor)
  • Joyce Fleming (Editor)
  • Frazer Hay (Editor)
  • Edward Hollis (Editor)
  • Drew Plunkett (Editor)


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFaringdon, Oxfordshire
PublisherLibri Publishing
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)9781907471148
StatePublished - 2011


Interior Architecture and Design is an ephemeral art, whose raw material is empty space, and whose legacy is contested and fragmentary. Compared with more established disciplines, Interiors has received little theoretical attention: visit any bookshop and under ‘Interior Design’ you will find a large number of coffee table books and little else. Interior Tools, Interior Tactics examines what it is that interior architects and designers actually do. Featuring contributions from practitioners and theorists, Interior Tools, Interior Tactics addresses the tools of the trade of interiors, and their tactical employment in the creative industries. Interior Tools, Interior Tactics describes the new professional boundaries, research territories and educational horizons and speculates on how these spheres will collectively determine the future strategies of interior design / interior architecture in the 21st century. The book contains contributions from some of the leading thinkers in the field of Interior Architecture and Design including: Julieanna Preston, co-editor of Intimus, a Design Theory Reader; Fred Scott, author of On Altering Architecture; Graeme Brooker and Sally Stone, co-authors of Rereadings: Interior Architecture and the Design Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings, alongside contributions from higher education. But theory cannot exist without practice; and the book also features a series of debates held between these research contributors and practitioners renowned for their interiors work, from Val Clugston of NOMAD, to Antonia Cairns of DEGW, Kevan Shaw Lighting, NRS Nicoll Russell Studios and the architect Richard Murphy. The rare combination of academic speculation and professional rigour takes the book beyond academia to practitioners of interior design.

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