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Take a holistic approach to contemporary interior design.

The interior design process is changing. In order to createtruly engaging work, designers are developing a deeper and broaderunderstanding of how design theory, research, and existing practicecan help them make better decisions. This inquiry provides answerson how design is experienced, and its impact over time.

At the same time, the profession is becoming increasinglycollaborative. Designers today work closely with otherprofessionals—such as architects, landscape designers,product designers, anthropologists, and businessconsultants—in new ways, engaging an expanding network ofexperts in the design process more than ever before.

Written by renowned scholars Joy Dohr and Margaret Portillo, thebook brings interior design theory and research to life utilizing anarrative inquiry approach that offers highly accessible coverageof the interior design world as it exists today. By looking atreal-life stories that demonstrate what makes a memorable design,coupled with photographs and drawings to further illustrate theseconcepts, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in keepingabreast of interior design in the twenty-first century.

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