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The Interior Design Reader

An Essential Resource for Interior Designers, Students, and Design Teachers
The Interior Design Reader is an essential source for the interior designer or design student, incorporating excerpts of key works on design theory from the ancient world to the twenty-first century. By documenting the ideas and philosophies that provided the foundations of design styles and movements through history, this rich book deals with design theory in its application to interior design. The compiled excerpts from writings about design range from classic to contemporary. Such luminaries include:

  • Vitruvius
  • Palladio
  • Ruskin
  • Morris
  • Charles Eastlake
  • Ellen Key
  • Edith Wharton
  • Elsie de Wolfe
  • Walter Gropius
  • Le Corbusier
  • Dorothy Draper
  • Billy Baldwin
  • William Pahlmann
  • Angelo Donghia
  • Mark Hampton
  • And many other prominent designers, living and deceased.

  • The Interior Design Reader is a guide into design education, and will help students and practitioners alike form a deeper understanding of the connection between traditional theory and contemporary design practice.
    Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.