While not the newest book on the market, John Pile of the Pratt Institute updated his A History of Interior Design book for a third edition in 2009. By the looks of it, the book is a fascinating look into a very old discipline of design. From Amazon: “A History of Interior Design tells the story of 6,000 years of domestic and public space…John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, furniture, decoration, technology, and product design all overlap. These topics are woven together in a fascinating narrative that runs from cave dwellings and temple architecture, through Gothic cathedrals and renaissance palaces, to the grand civic spaces of the nineteenth century and the sleek interiors of modern skyscrapers.”
Available now from Amazon.