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Textile Futures

Fashion, Design and Technology
Quinn, Bradley (Book - 2010)
Textile Futures
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'Textile Futures' examines the changing role of textiles. This book is a tool for any fashion designer, interior designer or student designer interested in following developments in the field of textiles, seeking sustainable sources, or just eager to find works that reveal the potency of textiles as an ultramaterial.
Authors: Quinn, Bradley
Title: Textile futures
fashion, design and technology
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2010
Edition: English ed
Characteristics: vii, 307 p., [32] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Bradley Quinn
Contents: Body technology : Electronic textiles ; Illuminating fabric ; Embedded fibres ; Subtle surveillance ; Emotive interfaces ; Feel the love ; Feature interview : Angel Chang
Synthesized skins : Exoskeletons ; Robotic textiles ; Sport skins ; Fortified fashion ; Instant armour ; Fluid-based fabrics ; Sensory skins ; Soft skeletons ; Feature interview : Vexed Generation
Surfaces : Perceptual surfaces ; Invisibility ; Hypersurfaces ; Switchable surfaces ; Textual interfaces ; Textiles for virtual worlds ; Second Life ; Feature interview : Jane Harris
Vital signs : Antimicrobial fabrics ; Biotextiles ; Diagnostic textiles ; Medicating fabrics ; Smart bandages ; Colour and well-being ; Feature interview : Ptolemy Mann
Sustainability : Biomimicry ; Spider silk ; Upcycled chic ; Weaving social links ; Feature interview : Carole Collet
Contemporary art : Textile installations ; Second skins ; Subversive stitches ; Feature interview : Janet Echelman
Interior textiles : Soft walls ; Fibre furniture ; Reactive surfaces ; Sensory membranes ; Smart carpets ; Reactive rugs ; Thermosensitive materials ; Lighting ; Fibre optics ; Electric embroidery ; Feature interview : Hsiao-Chi Tsai
Textiles for architecture : Membrane structures ; Metal textiles ; Carbon fibres ; Inflatable structures ; Fabric formwork ; Girli concrete ; Geotextiles ; Feature interview : Toshiko Mori
Extreme interfaces : Surface energy ; Crystal energy ; Flight ; Kinetic fabrics ; Energy absorption ; Extremophiles ; Textiles as biological agents ; Feature interview : Loop.pH
Summary: 'Textile Futures' examines the changing role of textiles. This book is a tool for any fashion designer, interior designer or student designer interested in following developments in the field of textiles, seeking sustainable sources, or just eager to find works that reveal the potency of textiles as an ultramaterial.
ISBN: 1845208080
9781845208080
1845208072
9781845208073
Branch Call Number: 677 Q73t 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Textile design Textile fabrics
Topical Term: Textile design
Textile fabrics
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"opens up an expansive view of the future of textiles and should interest both professionals and laypersons" Choice


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