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Textile Futures : Fashion, Design and Technology,9781845208080

Textile Futures : Fashion, Design and Technology

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9781845208080

ISBN10:
1845208080
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/15/2010
Publisher(s):
Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

Textiles connect a variety of practices and traditions, ranging from the refined couture garments of Parisian fashion to the high-tech filaments strong enough to hoist a satellite into space. High-performance fabrics are being reconceived as immersive webs, structural networks and information exchanges, and their ability to interface with technology is changing how the human body is experienced and how the urban environment is built. Today, textiles reveal their capacity to transform our world more than any other material. Textile Futures highlights recent works from key practitioners and examines the changing role of textiles. Recent developments present new technical possibilities that are beginning to redefine textiles as a uniquely multidisciplinary field of innovation and research. This book is an important tool for any textile practitioner, fashion designer, architect, interior designer or student designer interested in following new developments in the field of textiles, seeking new sustainable sources, or just eager to discover new works that reveal the potency of textiles as an ultramaterial.

Author Biography

Bradley Quinn is an author, journalist and independent scholar with expertise in fashion, textiles and design.  His books include Techno Fashion, The Fashion of Architecture, Chinese Style, Scandinavian Style and Mid-century Modern. As his survey of fashion and textile technology charts recent developments, Quinn explores the furthermost boundaries of what the new generation of textiles can achieve.

Table of Contents

General Introduction
'Body'
Introduction to Part One
Body Technology
Synthesised Skins
Structured Surfaces
Vital Signs
Transformations
'Space'
Introduction to Part Two
Interior Tectonics
Fluid Architecture
Textile Techniques
Surface and Structure
Ocean to Orbit
Geotextiles
'Substance'
Introduction to Part Three
Energy
Vacuums and Volumetrics
Liquid Textiles
Micro-machines
Hybrid Organisms
Conclusion
Directory of Practitioners
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