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Extreme textiles : designing for high performance

Author: Matilda McQuaid; Philip Beesley; Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring examples of fully realized products from all classes of technical textiles, 'Extreme Textiles' highlights successful collaborations between design, industry and science that have benefited the fields of space travel, medicine, engineering, and extreme sports.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matilda McQuaid; Philip Beesley; Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
ISBN: 9780500512258 0500512256
OCLC Number: 57485140
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance, organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, April 8-October 23, 2005.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Paul Warwick Thompson --
Introduction : stronger, faster, lighter, safer, and smarter / Matilda McQuaid --
Textiles : fiber, structure, and function / Susan Brown --
Ropes / John W. S. Hearle --
High-performance fibers / Alyssa Becker --
NASA : advancing ultra-performance / Cara McCarty --
The spacesuit / Amanda Young --
Textiles from novel means of innovation / Patricia Wilson.
Responsibility: Matilda McQuaid ; with essays by Philip Beesley [and others] ; with contributions by Alyssa Becker, John W.S. Hearle.

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