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Interior Design History and Theory

-- Designers, Periods, Styles, Trends, Research, Theory

How to search for Interior & Architectural Design Books, Articles and Images

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Note: Explore these databases independently since OneSearch does NOT include Home Furnishings Retailers Database - Chain Store Guide, Materials Connexion and WGSN - Lifestyle & Interiors

Subject Terms, Keywords and Tips

Click the menu tabs to see additional helpful subject terms for your OneSearch and database searches.
Note that the formal subject library-phrase "interior decoration" will get you different results than using the more common "interior design".

Try using the following words in your subject or keyword searches (click links to see book titles in OneSearch.

Searching Tips:Monet - Water Lillies

  • Click on subject to find titles that focus on that specific subject. (Narrower results)

  • Click on keyword to find titles with the word(s) anywhere in the title, description or subject. (Broader results)

  • Click on keyword phrase to find titles with the words in the same order (as a phrase) anywhere in the title, description or subject. (Limited results)

Image: Claude Monet, Water Lilies from The Paris Review

Searching for "INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE" as a subject will result in some of the following topics:

  • Architecture
  • Buildings -- Environmental aspects
  • Environmental Protection
  • Ergonomics (use "human engineering or human comfort")
  • Furniture Design
  • Furniture Making
  • Historic buildings -- Remodeling for other use
  • Historic buildings -- Conservation and Restoration
  • Interior Architecture -- Design
  • Interior Decoration -- Environmental Aspects
  • Industrial Design
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Design
  • Sociology, Urban

Searching ALL FIELDS as keywords for "INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE" will result in more (sometimes unexpected) topics since each word is found randomly in the catalog record's Title, Description, Subject or Notes, instead of only in the subject of the item.

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Try these additional subject headings:

  • Interior architecture
  • Interior decoration
  • Interior decoration Marketing
  • Interior decoration Practice
  • Interior decoration Practice Economic aspects
  • Interior decoration firms Economic aspects
  • Interior decoration firms Management
  • Interior decoration Vocational guidance
  • Architecture - Domestic
  • Architecture and Society

Keywords and Subject Terms

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