Fashion, Design and Technology
By (author) Bradley Quinn
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Textile Futures by Bradley Quinn
Book DescriptionTextiles 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845208073
(254mm x 178mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bradley Quinn
Textile Visionaries, Hardback (May 2013)
This book showcases new work from over 35 of today's most forward-thinking textile designers, featuring surface designs, highly-structured textures and striking silhouettes.
Fashion Futures, Hardback (March 2012)
Fashion Futures is a wide ranging survey of the visionary clothing designs, new materials, cutting-edge technologies and emerging trends shaping the future of fashion. It features interviews with leading designers and trend forecasters and includes a directory of practioners and researchers at the forefront of fashion technology and design.
Boot, Hardback (September 2010)View all books by Bradley Quinn
"The Boot" is an elegant showcase of cutting-edge boots from around the world, designed by the world's greatest footwear designers. The book explores the obsession, the fetish and the fashions associated with this iconic form of footwear.
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Author Biography - Bradley Quinn
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.
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