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Tom Ipri

Tom Ipri
Liason Librarian for Media Arts & Design

Hagerty Library, Room 135


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Interior Design

  1. Finding Books
  2. Finding Articles
  3. Finding Images
  4. Finding a Designer
  5. Finding a Chair
  6. Finding Space Planning Guidelines
  7. Finding Construction Details
  8. Sustainable Design
  9. Finding Local Information

Finding Books

Searching the catalog for books on interior design:

Try a keyword search: interior designers

Try a subject search: Health Facilities - Design And Construction

Browse the stacks:

GF 1 - 900    Human Ecology
GF 51-71    Human Beings - Effect on Environment
GT 170 - 485    Houses, Dwellings
HM 861    Social Ecology
NA 190 - 1614    Architectural History
NA 2542.36    Sustainable Architecture
NK 1 - 9955    Decorative Arts. Applied Arts. Decoration and Ornament
NK 1700 - 3505    Interior Decoration (Design)

Finding Articles

  • best resourceAvery Index -- ELECTRONIC The Avery is the largest database devoted to architecture and design journals.
  • Art and Architecture Complete -- ELECTRONIC Art and Architecture Complete offers indexing and abstracts for more than 630 academic journals, magazines and trade publications as well as for over 150 books with full-text coverage of more than 250 of the periodicals. Subject coverage includes antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design, and much more.
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAII) -- ELECTRONIC Covers trends in design and the applied arts, including decorative arts and interior design. Includes Design for Disability, Ergonomics, Design for the Elderly and more. It indexes articles from international design magazines, but does not include full-text of the articles. Use the SFX button to find access to full-text.
  • best resourceEnvironment and Behavior -- ELECTRONIC Drexel University has electronic access to Environment and behavior from 1999 to current. You can search this just this single journal title by going to the SageJournals Online site here (http://www.library.drexel.edu/cgi-bin/r.cgi?url=http://eab.sagepub.com/a...) This journal is published in cooperation with EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association) and " analyzes and records the influence of environment on individuals, groups and institutions."
  • Google Scholar -- WWW Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. To link to Drexel full text from Google Scholar, first add Drexel in the Library Links within Scholar Preferences.
  • best resourceJSTOR -- ELECTRONIC Includes full-text of all articles. Architectural journals include Perspecta, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Journal of Architectural Education, Grey Room, Design Issues, Assemblage plus 7 more. Note that JSTOR employs a "moving wall" of publication dates. Therefore, the most recent years are not included.
  • Places -- WWW Places, Forum of Design for the Public Realm, is a peer reviewed journal that incorporates writings from a variety of fields in design, the arts and social sciences. It is published by the Design History Foundation. Online access to its archives is available here: http://www.places-journal.org/issues/. You can browse each issue or use the search box to search for your topic across multiple issues.
  • ProQuest -- ELECTRONIC Proquest contains articles from film publications such as Interior Design, Architectural Digest, Architecture, and Contract. Many other titles are also available: Proquest carries more than 3,000 titles covering all subject areas.

Finding Images

  • best resourceARTstor -- ELECTRONIC ARTstor is an image database that includes art and architecture. Free Registration is necessary for saving images on ARTstor, but not for searching the collection. Good for finding images of notable furniture.

Finding a Designer

  • best resourceSearch the catalog (http://innopac.library.drexel.edu/search/) -- ELECTRONIC Search by the name of the designer. There may be an entire book on them. If not, broaden your search to look for monographs on the time period or style, and then check that book's index for the person that you are interested in.
  • Contemporary Designers -- PRINT REF NK 1390 C655 1997 An encyclopedia of designers that includes short biographies, lists of works and publications.
  • A Dictionary of Modern Design -- ELECTRONIC and PRINT REF NK1165 .W66 2004
  • Grove Dictionary of Art -- ELECTRONIC and PRINT This classic reference series is also available electronically, which makes it easy to search by keyword. The Grove is especially useful due to the bibliographies included for each subject. Once you have found the entry you are looking for, look for the Bibliography link in the left hand menu. Then, check our catalog to see if we have any of the books listed. The print version is located in our Reference section, with Call Number N31 .D5 1996
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts -- ELECTRONIC and PRINT "The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Explore the works of Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames, or learn about the history of Navajo blankets and wing chairs in thousands of entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms."

Finding a Chair

Finding Space Planning Guidelines

  • Architectural Graphic Standards -- PRINT This publication includes general planning and design data, as well as detailing information. Call Number NA 2840 R36x 1994.
  • Building Type Basics Series -- PRINT This series includes 12 different building types and provides a good overview of their spatial and programmatic requirements.
  • best resourceTime-saver Standards for Building Types -- PRINT NA2760 .D42 2001 This book includes planning guidelines, criteria and standards for a large range of building types. It covers program and square footage requirements as well as sample space planning configurations. Earlier editions are available in the second floor stacks.
  • best resourceTime Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning -- PRINT NK 2110 .T48 2001 This book includes planning guidelines, criteria and standards for a large range of building types. It covers program and square footage requirements as well as sample space planning configurations.

Finding Construction Details

Sustainable Design

Finding Local Information

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