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Interior Design: Intro: Start Here

Written by Liv Valmestad

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Although interior design programs have been around for several decades now, it is still a relatively new discipline and this is reflected in the academic literature. When searching in library catalogues and databases, use keywords such as interior architecture, interior decoration, in addition to interior design.

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if you would like to browse the shelves, you will find the books for interior design in the NK1700-2196 (Interior Decoration) and NK2200-NK3496.3 (furniture, rugs, carpets, upholstery, drapery, wallpaper section).

Reference Collection

A Complete Dictionary of Furniture   NK 2205 G54 1991
Designing Interiors   NK 2110 K45 1992 
The Elements of Style   NA 2850 E44 1996
Encyclopedia of Interior Design    NK 1165 E48 1997
Interior Design Atlas   NK 2110 A8413 2005

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