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Textile futures : fashion, design and technology

Author: Bradley Quinn
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley Quinn
ISBN: 9781845208073 1845208072 9781845208080 1845208080
OCLC Number: 422758361
Description: vii, 307 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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.
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