I've been incredibly remiss at posting about this wonderful how-to book for interior design rendering. "Interior Design Illustrated - Marker and Watercolor Techniques" is both tutorial and historical text on the art of interiors rendering and is published by Fairchild Books, a division of Conde Nast.
When Christina wrote to me about her book, she mentioned "I recently read an article in Metropolis, The Painted Building by Steven Zacks, about the Steven Holl watercolors at MOMA. I was awestruck by his illustrations as they are just as emotional as his structures. I truly hope that design and architecture students take heart and develop a passion and desire to create from hand skills. There is much evidence to support the outstanding design that has its foundation in the art."
Christina is a professional interior designer whose interior and product design work has been published often in trade magazines and international publications. In practice since 1975, her hospitality and retail design work has won numerous awards and honors. While employed with Cole Martinez Curtis & Associates, she served as vice president, design director of the retail division and as a member of the Executive Management Group. She was also the design director of the interior Design division of MCG Architects, before starting her own practice in Newport Beach, California, Florida, and Pennsylvania. As a part-time interior design educator, Scalise taught design studio, professional practice, and rendering courses at Woodbury University, Seton Hill University, Brooks College, and the Art Institutes beginning in 1982. She has also served on the board of the Institute of Store Planners and as the director of its National Student Competition. Scalise is a graduate of Syracuse University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and is affiliated with several professional organizations.
Here are some of the amazing historical images included in the book:
Because this is a text book, it's price is considerably higher than the average paperback. But, the quality of the images makes it a must have for those interested in improving their hand drawing skills or even just studying the work of some pretty great interior designers and renderers.
I have one copy of this book that I am willing to send out (domestic US only, please). If you would like it, please post a comment about your experience with hand rendering and I'll draw a name at random and mail it out!
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