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The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design

The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design

by Michael Coates, Graeme Brooker

Graeme Brooker is Professor and Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He has taught Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Brighton, University of Wales Institute Cardiff and Manchester Metropolitan University. Between 2013 and 2015 He was the Head of the Department of Fashion and Interiors at Middlesex University, London. He has been a visiting professor at institutions across Europe, the Far East and America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Sally Stone

Sally Stone is an academic, writer and designer. She is the leader of the college of Continuity in Architecture, an Atelier for post-graduate teaching and research based in Manchester School of Architecture, UK, where she also leads the MA Architecture and Heritage course. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Publishing SA, 2009
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781350088719
  • ISBN:
    978-1-3500-8871-9 (online)

    978-2-940373-80-2 (paperback)

    978-2-9404-3961-4 (epdf)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    Lausanne
  • Published Online:
    2018
The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design
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The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms associated with, and used within, the fields of interior architecture and design.

Over 250 terms are explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by illustrations and examples taken from traditional and contemporary interior architecture.

The dictionary covers traditional terms still in current usage as well as modern terminology such as hyper-reality and sustainability. It also defines a wide variety of practical terms, such as elevation, installation, and function, and conceptual terms including constructivisim, minimalism, and formalism.