Design & Intuition: Structures, Interiors and the Mind

Cecilia Lewis Kausel, born in Santiago, Chile, is a Full Professor of Interior Architecture at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. She received BA degrees in Biology, Physical Anthropology from U-MASS and an SM from the Department of Architecture at MIT. Certified by the NCIDQ Board, she also holds the license of the State Board of Architects and Interior designers of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She has been director of the Interior Architecture Department at Mount Ida College; a research affiliate at MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a Guest Professor at the Bauhaus, and a researcher at the Ministry of Public Works of Spain. Her work has been published internationally. This book, the result of thirty years of observation and study, examines the interplay between culture, design, and conscious and unconscious thought processes through the development of design observed first in ancient structures and then in interiors and artefacts associated with architecture. It expands the line of research of the author's published and unpublished original studies of 1982, 1986 and 2007.Her art is of a revealing depth and many of her original drawings are contained in this book. She also sketched several of the illustrations necessary for the volume.