Creating Interior Atmosphere, Mise-en-scène and Interior design

Whitehead, Jean ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Creating Interior Atmosphere, Mise-en-scène and Interior design. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781474249676

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This book aims to introduce a different way of thinking about and studying interior decoration that goes beyond the traditional scope of books devoted to this subject by introducing ‘mise-en-scène’ as a means for constructing interior atmosphere.
Behind the colour palettes and trend forecasting interior decoration is a fascinating topic that requires the design student, designer or interested amateur to conjure readymade interiors out of thin air. These interiors, always strong on atmosphere are central to the study of interior design. This begs the question ‘what is atmosphere?’ How interior atmosphere is created and how space is perceived is central to this book. Inspiration is deliberately wide ranging and will explore the work of notable interior stylists, designers and architects. Case studies into inspirational film interiors, architectural and art installations are also included to extend current thinking around the design of the interior. The creation of interior atmosphere will be explored through the notion of the ’staged interior’ and mise-en-scène, a film and theatrical theory for understanding interior staging. This type of interior utilises decorative backdrops, interior props, light, special effects, shadow and colour to render certain atmospheric conditions. It combines the physical with the psychological to suggest a certain ‘reading’ of space; and in the process taints the interior with an emotional resonance. It aims to tell a ‘story’ through narrative whilst creating an immersive experience. The aim is to provide a framework for understanding and creating complex interior atmospheres.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 9781474249676
Subjects: Fashion & Textiles
Fashion & Textiles > Interior Design
Courses by Department: School of Architecture, Design & Interiors > Interior Design
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Depositing User: Jean Whitehead
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 13:37


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