The Textile Book
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Textile Book by Colin Gale
Book DescriptionTextiles are central to our lives and are at the heart of the world's largest industries. In recent years there has been a dynamic shift in attitudes toward textiles, fuelled in part by explosive developments in technology. While textiles have always retained roots in craft and industry, the discipline now embraces a much wider range of practices. Innovations in the industry demand a fresh approach to the subject, which this comprehensive introduction ably supplies. Taking as their starting point the very meaning of textiles, Gale and Kaur go on to show the astonishing range of opportunities for careers in the field, from the creative (artists, craftspeople and designers) to the social and industrial, to the commercial and associated practices (buyers, journalists, researchers and scientists). The Textile Book takes us behind the scenes with professionals to reveal what various jobs involve, what influences decision makers, and how their decisions affect what we buy next season. What happens to clothes before they reach the shops? What determines the 'must have' item? How can recycled bottles be transformed into silk-like yarns? These and many other questions are explored to show the diversity that makes up the contemporary global textile scene. Woven, printed, embroidered, knitted -- textiles are pivotal to the everyday experience of people in all parts of the world. This wide-ranging and informative book conveys the excitement and new challenges textiles represent and is essential reading for anyone working with, studying or simply interested in textiles.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859735077
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin Gale
Printmakers' Bible, Paperback (December 2012)
This is a complete resource for printmakers, covering processes and techniques from traditional methods such as lithography and etching, to contemporary experimental techniques such as collagraphs and digital. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions, the book also includes essential information about working with equipment and chemicals.
Practical Printmaking, Paperback (March 2009)
Presents an overview of the core printmaking areas: intaglio, lithography, collagraph, monoprinting, relief printing and screenprinting. Includes sections on Health and Safety, Workshop and Studio Space, and Displaying and Storing Prints, as well as a comprehensive glossary and list of suppliers.
Etching and Photopolymer Intaglio Techniques, Paperback (May 2006)
This handbook covers all etching techniques and the developments in photopolymer technology. Photopolymers are plastics which are light sensitive and used in printmaking in the form of films and emulsions which are applied to a backing of metal, plastic or board. The author will also cover acids and aquatint, along with papers, presses and inks.
Fashion and Textiles, Paperback (August 2004)» View all books by Colin Gale
Textiles and fashion share a close and complicated relationship. They have, however, traditionally been considered separately. This is surprising given that fashion is dependent, and to some extent, shaped by the type of raw materials that are available. This text provides an overview of this symbolic relationship.
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Author Biography - Colin Gale
Colin Gale is Head of the School of Textiles and Course Director of the MA Textile, Fashion and Surface Design course, University of Central England, Birmingham. Jasbir Kaur is Lecturer in Textiles, Fashion and Three Dimensional Design, Institute of Art and Design, University of Central England, Birmingham.
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