The Interior Dimension

Author(s): J.M. Malnar


This is the first comprehensive survey of interior design theory bringing together primary source material and its relation to the design of interior spaces through history.


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About the Authors: Joy Monice Malnar is Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Loyola University of Chicago, where she teaches courses in interior architecture and design. She holds a BFA in Interior Design from the Chicago Academy, as well as a MArch (Master of Architecture) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Interior Design Educator's Council, and an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Her professional work has included both contract and residential design at such firms as Sargent and Lundy, Whitaker Associates, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. Frank Vodvarka is Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Loyola University of Chicago, where he teaches graphic design, photography, and design theory. He holds a BA in Plastic & Graphic Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an MFA in Graphics from the University of Chicago. His professional work has included graphic design, stage design, and architectural photography, and he is a member of the Interior Design Educator's Council and the Design Communication Association.

THE CHARACTER OF INTERIOR SPACE. The Role of Theory. Form and Function. The Vocabulary of Design. The Grammar of Design. Ordering Systems. THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERIOR SPACE. Seminal Viewpoints. The Nineteenth Century. Systematic Applications. A Bold New Century. Emerging Building Types. THE MEASURE OF INTERIOR SPACE. The Human Dimension. The Space Within. The Enclosure Revealed. Archetypes and Ethics. Notes. Caption Notes. Selected Readings. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471289029
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : October 1991
  • : 250mm X 170mm X 24mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : J.M. Malnar
  • : Hardback
  • : 729
  • : 384
  • : 14 colour illus; 145 halftones; 255 line drawings