The last half of the twentieth century saw the emergence, evolution and consolidation of a distinct interior design practice and profession. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the significant events and individuals that shaped the evolution of interior design. Through first hand interviews with practitioners and clients, this book identifies how the social and cultural context affected the evolution of the profession and how that evolution separates the history of interior design from that of architecture.

This book is invaluable for students and practitioners, providing a detailed specialist, contemporary historical analysis of their profession and is beautifully illustrated, with over 200 photos and images from the 1950s through to the present day.