Students who are preparing to become interior designers in our global economy must learn how to solve problems from an integrated and holistic perspective. To help prepare students for the global interior design profession Global Interior Environments: Mid-1800s to the Present offers an integrated survey of global interior environments written to explain significant design styles and movements. In addition to knowing the characteristics and designers of a particular style or movement, students will be engaged in understanding why and how an interior environment develops. Covering various interior environments, including Africa, Central/North Asia, East Asia, Europe, Mexico/Central America, North America, South America, South/Southeast Asia, and Oceania, this book will aid students in retaining information, fostering critical thinking skills, and developing an understanding of how to apply the results of historical research in practice. Features: -- Organizational structure provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History -- Key Concept inset boxes will reflect contemporary practice of the chapter's era -- Chapters include objectives, a timeline in table format, a summary, key terms, and exercises -- Appendix with complete timeline of chapter timelines, glossary and bibliography -- Instructor's Guide that includes a wide range of activities and assignments for teaching -- PowerPoint(r) Presentation provides outlines and ideas for lectures; compatible with PC and Mac platforms
Will there always be war, crime, inequality and poverty? How can I eliminate the chaos in my life? What is the meaning of life? How can I create positive change? Some of the answers to such questions can be found in International Men's Day. This book will introduce you to International Men's Day and reveal the relevance and importance of your life to humanity. Furthermore, themes such as gender relations, family relationships, health, environmental protection, violence and racism are explored. Despite reading self-help books, attending motivational seminars and taking medication you might be feeling disillusioned. Maybe there is a feeling of emptiness that cannot be adequately filled or overcome. What could be the solutions? This book presents ideas and suggestions for a more productive and peaceful life. Yes, we can cross barriers, reduce the friction and solve conflicts in our world. This is a movement to reshape our perspectives, enrich lives and emphasize the interconnectedness of society. Indeed, this message is essential for our progress, personal growth, empowerment and enlightenment. It will appeal to those persons who are eager to contribute to a global campaign that is peaceful and embraces everyone.
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