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Interior Design Resources: Books and eBooks

Finding Books

Books that are housed in the library are all listed in the online catalog, but the catalog also lists many eBooks). Ebooks can also be accessed through various eBook databases.

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Browsing

In the Library of Congress call number system, books are shelved categorically. Thus, if you'd like to browse our shelves for topics of interest, you might consider these call number areas:

  • NA - Architecture
  • NK - Decorative Arts
  • TH - Building Construction

Interior Design Subject Headings

Interior design - SEE Interior decoration

Interior architecture – NA 2850

Interior decoration

  • Art – NK 1700 – NK 3505
  • Home economics – TX 311 – 317
  • Careers - NK 2116

NOTE: Use these official subject headings when conducting a subject search in the Library Catalog. 

ADA - SEE - Americans with Disabilities Act

SEE ALSO

  • Barrier-free design - Law and legislation 
  • Public buildings - Barrier-free design

Aging in place - SEE Older people - Housing

SEE ALSO

  • Barrier-free design - NA 2545
  • Older people - Services for
  • Older people - Dwellings - NA 7195.A4
  • Retirement communities
  • Universal design

Antiques in interior decoration - NK 1125

Architectural design - History

Architecture - History - NA 190-1555.5

Architecture, Domestic - NA 7100-7884

Architecture, Commercial - NA

Barrier-free design - NA 2545

Bathrooms

  • NK  2117 (Interior decoration)
  • TH 6485-6496 (Buildings)

Building codes

  • SEE Building laws
  • SEE ALSO - Construction industry - Standards

Buildings - TH

  • Environmental engineering – TH 6014–6085

Cabinetwork

Chairs

Ceramics - NK 3700-4695 

Color in architecture – NA 2795

Color in design – NK 1548

Color in interior decoration – NK 2115.5.C6

Commercial buildings

  • NA 6210 - 6280 (Architecture)
  • TH 4311 - 4315 (Construction)

Commercial buildings - Decoration - NK 2195.C65

Contract Design - SEE

  • Contracts for work and labor
  • Design services
  • Design services - Marketing
  • Interior Decoration - Economic aspects

Coverlets

Decoration and ornament – NK 1160 -1590

Design

  • Drawing – NC 703
  • Decoration – NK 1160 –1590

Design services

Draperies in interior decoration

Ergonomics - USE Human engineering - TA 166 -167

Feng shui - BF 1779

Finish hardware - TH 6010

Floor coverings – HD 9937

Furniture

  • Art – NK 2200 –2750
  • Handicraft – TT 194 –199.4
  • Manners and customs – GT 450
  • Technology – TS 880 – 889

SEE ALSO - 

  • Architect designed furniture
  • Built-in furniture
  • Country furniture
  • Office furniture
  • Schools Furniture, equipment, etc.

Furniture - Styles - NK 2235

Furniture design

  • NK 2260 (Decorative arts) 
  • TT 196 (Handicraft)

Glass

  • in Architecture - 
  • in Interior Decoration - NK 5100-5440

Green buildings - SEE Sustainable buildings

Green design - SEE Sustainable design

House furnishings- TX 311

House plants in interior decoration

Human centered design - SEE Universal Design

SEE ALSO

  • Architecture - Human factors
  • Human engineering
  • Interior Decoration - Human factors

Human engineering

SEE ALSO - Proxemics

Interior decoration accessories – NK 2115.5.A25

Interior decoration firms

Interior decoration rendering – NK 2113.5

Interior decorators

Interior design - SEE Interior decoration

Interior landscaping – SB 419.25

Interior lighting

Interior walls – TH 2239

Kitchens - 

  • NA 8330 (Architecture)
  • TX 653 (Arraignment)

Kitchens - Remodeling - TH 4816.3.K58

LEED - ​SEE - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design 

  • SEE ALSO - Sustainable buildings - Design and construction - Standards

Lighting

  • GT 440-445 (Manners and customs)
  • TH 7700 - 7975 (Technology)

Lighting - Architectural and decorative – NK 2115.5.L5

  • Technology - TH 7700-7975

Mirrors

Mural painting and decoration

NCIDQ - SEE National Council for Interior Design Qualification

Office decoration – NK 2195.O4

Proxemics 

Rugs and carpets - NK 2775- 2898 

Screens

Staircases

Store decoration

Sustainable architecture - NA 2542.36

Sustainable buildings

   SEE ALSO

  • Architecture - Decision making
  • Buildings, Performance -TH453
  • Buildings - Energy conservation - TJ 163,5.B84
  • Environmental engineering - TA 170-TA171

Sustainable design - NK 1520

Tapestry

  • Art – NK 2975 –3096
  • Manufacture – TS 1780

Textile design

  • Art industries - NK 8800-8999
  • Textile industries - TS 1475

Textile fabrics

  • Decorative arts – NK 8800-8899.5
  • Manufactures - TS 1760-1770

Textile fabrics in interior decoration - NK 2115.5.F3

Tiles in interior decoration

Upholstered furniture

Upholstery

  • Art industries - NK 3175-3296.3 
  • Mechanic trades - TT 198

Universal design

SEE ALSO - Barrier-free design

Victoriana in interior decoration.

Wall coverings – NK 2115.5.W3

Wall hangings

  • Decorative arts – NK 2910
  • Handicrafts - TT 850.2

Wallpapers - NK 3375-3496.3 

Walls

  • NA 2940 (Architecture)
  • TH 2201- 2251 (Building)

SEE ALSO - Interior walls - TH 2239

Wayfinding - SEE

  • Communication in design. - NK 1510
  • Communication in architectural design. -  NA 2750
  • Signs and signboards - Design
  • Public spaces - Psychological aspects 

Windows

  • in Architecture – NA 3000 – 3020
  • in Buildings - TH 226
  • in Interior Decoration – NK 2121
  • USE ALSO - Architecture - Details - NA 283.5 - 3060

Books on Interior Decoration

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