Interior design criticism: Developing a culture of reverence for the interior environment

Ann W. Dickson, Allison Carll White

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ISSUE: Unlike the other visual arts, the interior design profession has not developed a body of criticism that analyzes and evaluates design work in the field within a contextual framework. GOAL: Developing this body of criticism will demonstrate the value of interior design. Both external and internal perceptions of the profession will be positively influenced, creating a culture of reverence. CONCLUSIONS: A body of design criticism that is available to the public and the profession will explain the meaning and structure of the interior environment, enhancing the experiential qualities of the visitor or user and resulting in greater societal appreciation of the value of interior design. Likewise, a body of criticism, which has a more scholarly or theoretical foundation, will strengthen the profession from within.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-10
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Interior Design
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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