The study and practice of designing interior spaces is a constantly evolving subject. However despite the popularity of interior design at both undergraduate and post-graduate level, there is still very little legislation or definition available. What is Interior Design? aims to serve as an introduction for students, scholars, and practitioners who have an interest in interior design and architecture. This book examines the fundamental characteristics of interior space-the analysis and understanding of existing buildings, the nature and qualities of organising an interior space, and an understanding of the material and surface qualities of found and applied textures. What is Interior Design? contextualises current issues around education and practice, examines both historical and contemporary concerns in design, and looks at the work of key practitioners in the field.
Graeme Brooker is an author, academic, and interior designer. He is the Program Leader of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Interior Design courses at Manchester Metropolitan University. He lectures internationally and is the cofounder and current chair of Interior Educators (I.E.). Sally Stone is an author and Director of the College of Continuity in Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture. She has presented papers at conferences around the world. They are the authors of the highly influential Re-readings: Interior Architecture and the Design Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings, and live in Manchester, UK.