Research Guides: Interior Design

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Concise Encyclopedia of Interior Design
Print Location: NK1165.D58 1988
Reference Collection
Great Lady Decorators: the Women who Defined Interior Design, 1870-1955
Print Location: NK2004.2.L49 2010
Circulating Books


Dictionary of Interior Design
Print Location: NK1165.P4
Reference Collection
Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture
E-book - Safari Books Online

Handbooks & Guides

American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors, 1870-1960
Print Location: NA710.G68 2009
Circulating Books
Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago
Print Location: NK1140.A64 2009
Circulating Books
Designing the Modern Interior
Print Location: NA 2850.D47 2009
Circulating Books
Drafting and Visual Presentation for Interior Designers
Print Location: NK2113.5 C59 2012
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Green Interior Design
Print Location: NK2113.D48 2010
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History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present: a Survey of the Modern Style in Architecture
Print Location: NK1370.F47 2011
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Living Modern: the Sourcebook of Contemporary Interiors
Print Location: NK1990.P69 2010
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Poetic Home: Designing the 19th-century Domestic Interior
Print Location: NK1960.M88 2009
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Rematerial: from Waste to Architecture
Print Location: NA2542.36 B3413 2010
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Interiors & Sources
Source:  Interiors and Sources Magazine
Includes articles on corporate, government, educational, healthcare, and public space design, among others. Resources include organizational contacts, white papers, webinars, and events.


American Society of Interior Designers
The American Society of Interior Designers is a community of people committed to excellence in design. Members include professional interior designers, interior design students, interior design educators and industry representatives.
Association of University Interior Designers
Association of University Interior Designers provides a network and resource for the sharing of information, discussion of issues, resolution of problems related to interior design work at Universities, and the management of interior design work at institutions of higher education
Interior Design Society
An independent national organization more than 3,000 members strong. One of the country's largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, the Interior Design Society offers members community, education and business support. The IDS National headquarters is located in High Point, NC, the world's home furnishings capital. Founded in 1973.
International Interior Design Association
IIDA, with respect for past accomplishments of Interior Design leaders, strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators.
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NK 1-570 - General
NK 600-806 - History
NK 1135-1149.5 - Arts and Craft Movement
NK 1160-1590 - Decoration and ornament. Design
NK 1160-1174 - General
NK 1165 - Interior Design
NK 1175-1498 - History
NK 1505-1535 - General Works
NK 1548-1590 - Special Subjects for Design
NK 1648-1678 - Religious Art
NK 1700-2195 - Interior decoration. House decoration.
NK 1700-2138 - General. History, etc. incl. special rooms
NK 2140-2180 - Decorative painting
NK 2190-2192 - Church decoration
NK 2200-2750 - Furniture
NK 2775-2898 - Rugs and carpets
NK 2975-3049 - Tapestries
NK 3175-3296.3 - Upholstery; Drapery
NK 3375-3496.3 - Wallpapers
NK 3600-9900 - Other Arts and Art Industries
NK 3700-4695 - Ceramics
NK 4700-4890 - Costume
NK 5100-5440 - Glass
NK 5500-6060 - Glyptic arts
NK 6400-8459 - Metalwork
NK 8800-9505.5 - Textiles
NK 9600-9955 - Woodwork
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