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Interior design materials and specifications

Interior design materials and specifications

Godsey, Lisa, author

This complete guide to the selection of materials for interiors has been updated to reflect recent changes to the industry. Written from the viewpoint of the working designer, the book describes each material's characteristics and teaches students how to evaluate, select and specify materials

Paperback, Book. English.
2nd edition.
Published New York, 2013 Published New York: Fairchild Books, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Lisa Godsey
ISBN: 1609012291, 9781609012298
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Previous edition: 2008.
Physical Description: xviii, 414 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 28 cm
Subject: Architecture Details.; Architecture, Domestic.; Building materials.; House and Home.; Interior decoration.


  1. Making Material Selections
  2. Paints, Coatings, and Wallcovering
  3. Textiles
  4. Carpeting and Area Rugs
  5. Wood
  6. Resilient Flooring
  7. Plastic
  8. Glass
  9. Metal
  10. Tile and Brick
  11. Stone
  12. Terrazzo, Similar Composites, and Concrete
  13. Laminated Materials and Substrates
  14. Acoustical Products

Author note

Lisa Godsey, LEED AP, ASID Professional, IDEC, IESNA, is an Instructor of Interior Design at the International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago and at The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, USA. In addition to teaching courses including materials and lighting, Godsey is a practicing interior designer and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). She serves on the accreditation teams reviewing interior design programs across the US and frequently jurors for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).


This is a very well thought out book; the content is quite comprehensive and jam-packed with information. Good introduction to sustainability. Easy to read and understand.
Maruja Torres-Antonini, University of Florida, Department of Interior Design, USA||A large overview of many materials that includes textiles: upholstery and drapery fabrics. Text written well for audience.
Linda Nussbaumer, South Dakota State University, USA