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Lev Vygotsky and Interior Design

The hunt for the cultural significance of brain tacos and the purple yam is largely behind us, but many other interesting searches have taken their place

Some topics crossing our paths this week include:

  • Lev Vygotsky
  • French occupation of Vietnam 
  • Holographic energy wristbands
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Bloomberg Certification

And, this week, we’ve had more than one question about finding images of different types of interior locations for a theater class.  See below for more details. 

Question:   I need to find research images of multiple interior locations, like apartment interiors, office interiors, and a doctor’s exam room, specifically for a class in lighting design.

Answer:  The library subscribes to quite a few architectural magazines, both online and in print.  Two in particular seem especially useful for a lighting design class: Architectural Lighting, and Interior Design.  Both are available online, along with  pdf images of the articles, complete with photographs and illustrations.  Searching for books with keywords 'interior architecture' locates more than a few good items in our collection like, Office space planning : designing for tomorrow's workplace and Interior Design of the 20th Century​.  In print, the dewey decimal number for browsing both journals and books about architecture is 720.  And, finally, the library also subscribes to Artstor, an image database, which can be useful as well. 

This Week in Reference: February 20th, 2015

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