Textile Design Books

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    Marimekko, With Love

    Part of the broader mid-century modern ethos, Marimekko made its first forays into fabric and fashion design in 1951 and would change the visual landscape indelibly. Marimekko, With Love highlights the Finnish company's early international growth under the leadership of Armi Ratia and the personal relationships that shaped its impact in North America.

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    Futurotextiles 3

    Futurotextiles 3 is an exhibition mixing science, technology and art with textile, taking us on a discovery journey through the world of textiles and its astonishing diversity.

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    Warp and Weft

    Warp and Weft explores the world of woven textiles created for fashion, interiors and art. The book focuses on the many different weaving structures used in modern textiles, from the childishly simple to the incredibly complex, and the effects these are used to create.

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    Digital Visions for Fashion and Textiles

    Digital Visions for Fashion and Textiles: Made in Code features the latest innovation in textiles design, paired with images that range from digital patterns to catwalk shots of the finished article.

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    New Textile Design

    New Textile Design presents a visual showcase of the various innovations, trends, and creative ideas across a wide variety of design and artistic disciplines - featuring the work of experienced designers and artists, as well as up-and-coming talent.

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    The Textile Reader

    The Textile Reader is the first anthology to address textiles as a distinctive area of cultural practice and a developing field of scholarly research. Revealing the full diversity of approaches to the study of textiles, the Reader introduces students to the theoretical frameworks essential to the exploration of the textile from both a critical and a creative perspective.

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    Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010

    With essays by experts, biographies of about eighty designers, and images of textiles, drawings, furniture, and ephemera, Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010 is the first comprehensive study devoted to a leading contributor to modern textile design.

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    Fabric Science

    With the increasing emphasis on textiles as a major global industry, Fabric Science, 10th Edition, continues the long tradition of meeting the needs of both students and professionals in the textile, fashion, and related industries. The best-selling introductory text is for students and professionals who need a solid understanding of basic textiles.

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    African Textile Patterns

    This stunning collection of African textile prints has been carefully selected from a range of traditional and contemporary patterns. From exuberant and colourful patterns to elegant, flowing designs, this book celebrates the vibrancy and variation of African textile prints.

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    Artists' Textiles: In America & Britain 1945-1976

    The development of textiles as an art form between 1945 and 1970, and the extent of collaboration between artists and textile manufacturers at this time, is unrivalled in modern art history. This book is an important and comprehensive survey of this art form in Britain and America. There are approximately 200 color images, many of which have never been seen before, alongside specially commissioned photography.

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    Textile Futures

    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.

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    Fabric Glossary

    The Fabric Glossary offers an illustrated fabric dictionary that includes scanned samples and a space for mounting actual swatches. Designed as a complement to the Fabric Reference, this book explores the characteristics of the multitude of fabrics we know by name.

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    Serizawa: Master of Japanese Textile Design

    Designated a Living National Treasure in 1956, Serizawa Keisuke (1895-1984) was one of the greatest artists of 20th-century Japan. This is the first book in English to trace Serizawa's artistic biography in detail using the finest examples of his work from leading Japanese collections.

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    Experimental Textiles

    Kim Thittichai goes to the cutting edge, looking at the latest, most experimental techniques and materials for textile design and practice. Through exercises and inspirational examples from emerging artists, she takes you through the entire process, from finding an original idea to transforming the designs into finished textiles.

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    Pattern Sourcebook: Japanese Style

    Pattern design has a long history within Japanese culture. This book presents a collection of carefully selected traditional Japanese patterns in 60 categories for use by designers and artists in their projects and personal work.

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    Techno Textiles 2: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design

    This book builds on the first edition's theme of technologically-innovative textiles, with a focus on explaining the textiles and showing their applications in architecture, design, fashion and art. Many of the materials covered have origins in military, space or heavy industry, but have been transformed by engineers, designers, architects and artists into improved (or just different) versions of objects traditionally made with plastic or natural fabric, i.e. three-dimensional embroidery, used for a vascular prosthesis; ceramic-based fabrics that conduct very little heat and make ideal fuel filters and swimwear; and woven polypropylene, as used in architectural applications.

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    Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance

    Stronger, faster, lighter, safer, smarterthese are the textiles of tomorrow. From the carbon-fiber composite bicycle frame to the cardiac constraint sock and the Mars Pathfinder landing airbags, material innovations surround us. Our landscape, our buildings, our vehicles, our clothes, and our bodies all benefit from these highly engineered performance textiles. Tradition, technology, beauty, and strength are joined together in the materials and products presented in this volume. Whether exploring space, running a marathon, or fashioning the latest trend, we will be inspired by these extreme textiles every day.

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    Marimekko: Fabrics Fashion Architecture

    Founded in 1951 by visionary textile designer Armi Ratia and her husband, Viljo, the Marimekko Corporation in Finland not only sparked a revolution in pattern making but also pioneered a new definition of fashion that embraced the entire home environment. This book-the first comprehensive study of Marimekko designs-presents more than one hundred examples of the exuberant Marimekko fashions and home furnishings that gave the company a definitive presence on the world design stage.

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    Textile Designs: Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns

    This exhaustive 1991 catalog of designs features 1,823 color illustrations. Patterns are divided into floral, geometric, conversational, and ethnic and by movements and period styles. A nice extra is a table of contents and a brief introduction presented in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese in addition to English.

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    Twentieth-Century Pattern Design

    Patterns-bold, colorful, muted, delicate, intricate, splashy, spare, figurative, abstract, dizzying, calming-are the subject in this comprehensive reference, the first to examine pattern as an essential part of twentieth-century design history.