Textiles Today

Textiles Today

A Global Survey Of Trends And Traditions

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Evaluates the ways in which textiles have evolved throughout history and in more recent times throughout the world, offering insight into the diversity and applications of textiles while citing the role of new technological developments in influencing textile design and commerce.

Norton Pub
Textile design is both one of the least and one of the most localized of the arts. Textiles owe their development and evolution to religion, commerce, and travel, and their vibrant and creative preservation to tenacious regionalism. In the recent past, artists and designers from different backgrounds—India, Mali, Madagascar, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Nigeria—have reinvigorated art and fashion by using the fabrics and graphic elements they find on the streets of New York, Paris, London, and other cities to project an alternative vision of textile culture on the international stage.The diversity of the textile world makes it both exciting and provocative as it brings together a wide range of otherwise fragmented images and perspectives. Extraordinary technological developments, from color-changing, light-sensitive camouflage to emergency shelters of cement-impregnated fabric bonded to an inflatable plastic, are included here alongside the simply beautiful, such as Eley Kishimoto's patterns that point to the historical exchange of ideas between the East and the West, or the astonishing color transmutations of Morphotex, a fiber of multilayer optical interference.
A survey of contemporary textiles from around the world: original, inspiring, colorful, experimental designs.

Baker
& Taylor

Evaluates the ways in which textiles have evolved around history and throughout the world, offering insight into the diversity and applications of textiles while exploring the role of new technological developments.

Publisher: New York, NY : Thames & Hudson, 2007
ISBN: 9780500513811
0500513813
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm

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