Interior Design reference books

Many times at Rhodec International we’re asked to recommend Interior Design reference books, below are a few that anyone interested in design, decoration or architecture should read.

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A HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN by John Pile. Comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated, right up to date with modern trends. Not cheap, but quite possibly the only History reference book you’ll need. 400 illustrations including 200 in colour (ISBN: 9781856695961)

THAMES & HUDSON WORLD OF ART PAPERBACKS Invaluable guides to historical periods, each approx. 200 pages, fully illustrated in colour and black and white. Roman Art and Architecture; The Classical Language of Architecture; The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance; Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance; Palladio and Palladianism; Baroque and Rococo; The Architecture of the 18th Century; Victorian Architecture; The Arts and Crafts Movement; Art Deco; De Stijl; Bauhaus; Design Since 1945; Interior Design of the 20th Century; Furniture: A Concise History; The Sources of Modern Architecture and Design; Industrial Design; American Architecture; Western Architecture – A Survey; Modern Architecture: A Critical History; Cathedrals of England.


REEKIE’S ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING Fraser Reekie, considered by many to be the definitive book on the subject. Mr. Reekie lectured alongside the founder of Rhodec and was awarded both the RIBA Bossam and RIBA Grissell Gold Medals. Here he brings his vast experience to bear on what is for many the most esoteric of subjects. Nearly 300 pages of authoritative, easy-to-read text and many straightforward plans and illustrations. Fully updated and now includes a chapter on CAD (ISBN: 9780340573242)


DRAW INTERIORS Mary Seymour Visual and practical approach to the subject, with dozens of samples.ISBN: (9780713683059)

Building Construction ‘Construction for Interior Designers’ -Longman Art & Design- Paperback by Roland Ashcroft

Interior Design Illustrated’ (Paperback) by Francis D. K. Ching (Author), Corky Binggeli (Author)
The Interior Design Course Thames & Hudson by Tomaz Tangaz ISBN (978-0500-28598-5)

Building Construction Illustrated – Wiley, by Frank Ching, Cassandra Adams
2001 ISBN: 0471358983, 9780471358985

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