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Rethinking Design and Interiors by Shashi Caan

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Chapter Three

Inside

The sciences are not like Minerva, who sprang fully armed from the brain of Jove; they are daughters of time, and take shape insensibly, first by the combination of methods learned from experience, and later by the discovery of principles deduced from that combination.

Brillat-Savarin

The Physiology of Taste1

If the interior is a second skin or an extension of human identity, then, to paraphrase Diderot, the knowledge of the inside of a person is congruous to the knowledge of the inside of a space. Thus, designing interiors is always simultaneously an addition to, and an intervention in, the human experience.

The designed environment must address human concerns in addition to understanding the artistic and physical properties ...

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