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Textile Futures: Fashion, Design and Technology :  Fashion, Design and Technology - Bradley Quinn

Textile Futures: Fashion, Design and Technology

Fashion, Design and Technology

Hardcover Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9781845208073
Number Of Pages: 348

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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.

About the Author

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.

Industry Reviews

Interesting text supported by good photographs - this book makes you think again. www.karenplatt.co.uk/reviews 'Quinn's snappy journalist tone is accessible, avoiding the droning quality that makes much academic writing of otherwise important content so very dull to read.' Crafts Magazine Although this book ... is produced like a scientific publication, with detailed notes, a bibliography and an index in the appendix, it makes a smooth reading for lay people too, and can be recommended to anyone interested in the subject. Textile Forum Magazine Textile Futures will expand your view of what a textile is and what functions it can have. If you are generally fascinated with textiles, then you will likely read the book cover-to-cover upon receiving it ... The advantage of this book over other books that serve as directories of new material is that Quinn groups the textile materials by function and assesses their significance and forthcoming trends in the field, in addition to telling you "who", "what", "when" "where", and "how" ... this book would be a useful addition to the library of anyone whose field has traditionally or will in the future be shaped by textiles. Textile Futures is a nice collection of not only new textile materials, but also textile innovations the future may hold. Worn Through Although the subject is broad and far-reaching, Quinn expertly navigates the book's themes. It is refreshing that designers and researchers are given the opportunity to voice their own views. This subject might easily have fallen flat in the wrong hands but Quinn's essays can be read quite happily by expert or novice alike. Embroidery

General Introductionp. 1
Body Technologyp. 7
Electronic Textilesp. 10
Illuminating Fabricp. 15
Embedded Fibresp. 17
Subtle Surveillancep. 20
Emotive Interfacesp. 22
Feel the Lovep. 28
Feature Interview: Angel Changp. 30
Synthesized Skinsp. 35
Exoskeletonsp. 37
Robotic Textilesp. 39
Sport Skinsp. 41
Fortified Fashionp. 41
Instant Armourp. 46
Fluid-Based Fabricsp. 47
Sensory Skinsp. 52
Soft Skeletonsp. 55
Feature Interview: Vexed Generationp. 57
Surfacesp. 61
Perceptual Surfacesp. 63
Invisibilityp. 66
Hypersurfacesp. 68
Switchable Surfacesp. 70
Textural Interfacesp. 71
Textiles for Virtual Worldsp. 73
Second Lifep. 75
Feature Interview: Jane Harrisp. 79
Vital Signsp. 85
Antimicrobial Fabricsp. 86
Biotextilesp. 91
Diagnostic Textilesp. 97
Medicating Fabricsp. 100
Smart Bandagesp. 101
Colour and Well-Beingp. 102
Feature Interview: Ptolemy Mannp. 104
Sustainabilityp. 109
Biomimicryp. 111
Spider Silkp. 118
Upcycled Chicp. 120
Weaving Social Linksp. 131
Feature Interview: Carole Colletp. 140
Contemporary Artp. 145
Textile Installationsp. 147
Second Skinsp. 153
Subversive Stitchesp. 159
Feature Interview: Janet Echelmanp. 166
Interior Textilesp. 171
Soft Wallsp. 172
Fibre Furniturep. 184
Reactive Surfacesp. 200
Sensory Membranesp. 202
Smart Carpetsp. 204
Reactive Rugsp. 206
Thermosensitive Materialsp. 207
Lightingp. 209
Fibre Opticsp. 210
Electric Embroideryp. 211
Feature Interview: Hsiao-Chi Tsaip. 213
Textiles for Architecturep. 217
Membrane Structuresp. 218
Metal Textilesp. 221
Carbon Fibresp. 227
Inflatable Structuresp. 228
Fabric Formworkp. 231
Girli Concretep. 235
Geotextilesp. 237
Feature Interview: Toshiko Morip. 239
Extreme Interfacesp. 245
Surface Energyp. 247
Crystal Energyp. 248
Flightp. 252
Kinetic Fabricsp. 258
Energy Absorptionp. 259
Extremophilesp. 262
Textiles as Biological Agentsp. 267
Feature Interview: Loop.pHp. 268
Notesp. 273
Bibliographyp. 291
List of Creditsp. 295
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9781845208073
ISBN-10: 1845208072
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.9  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 1

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