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Posted by  Eileen on October 24, 2003 at 06:08:56:

In Reply to:  general design posted by figaro on October 21, 2003 at 21:35:48:

You might want to add a couple of reference books to your library. Both are overviews in different areas and valuable.

One is a reprint of Andrea Palladio's The Four Books of Architecture (reprint on Dover Books - w/ intro by Adolf Placzek). The other is Interior Graphic and Design Standards by Reznikoff. Both offer a wealth of information that you can absorb depending on your time and interest. Palladio's book was first published in Venice in 1570, then republished in Scotland Yard in 1735. Great work on 'classical' architecture with numerous plates giving proportions and details.

The IGDS book covers so much information regarding design and details for everything that goes into the interior of a (any) building you could imagine. It can be a great standby educator of sorts. It covers three basic areas: standard dimensions of manufactured components, then residential and commercial standards. It will give you what would take years to absorb in almost any other environment. It's around $100 and well worth the expense.

Enjoy the challenges of your work.

Regards,
e-)
Eileen

 
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