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Overview

Fabrics provides designers with the information needed to make their fabric specifications easy, informed, and appropriate to the job at hand, considering aesthetics, performance, application, and green design.
This thorough handbook by a textile professional describes and illustrates fibers and yarns, fabric structures, fabric design, dye and printing processes, finishes and treatments, styles and applications of cloth for furniture, window-, wall-, and floor coverings. Also covered are testing and flaws; the fabric industry, and professional practice.

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Editorial Reviews

Sydney Morning Herald
“Essential for anyone interested in cloth, particularly those who work with it professionally.”
Julie Dillon - Houses: The Residential Architecture Magazine
“A worthy addition to an interior designer’s or decorator’s library…will intrigue the reader who wants to learn about [the] field.”
Booknews
This resource for interior design students and professionals details the various stages of fabrication, sourcing, and selection of fabrics with consideration to green design, aesthetics, performance, and application. Some 500 color photos illustrate all types of fibers and yarns, fabric structures and designs, dye and printing processes, and finishes and treatments, with different styles and applications of cloth for furniture, window, wall, and floor coverings. The fabric industry is overviewed, and building codes and regulations, fabric testing, and professional practices are discussed. Yates is principal of a textile design and marketing consulting firm and has taught courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, and Hunter College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393730623
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/27/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 909,473
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Marypaul Yates, is principal of Yates Design Inc., which provides marketing, design, and color services to the interior furnishings field. She has pioneered innovative materials and environmentally intelligent business models, creating private label and signature fabric and furniture collections for extensive and diverse clients. She has taught at Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Hunter College. She authored Textiles: A Handbook for Designers and Fabrics: A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Introduction 11
1 Aesthetics 13
2 Sustainable Design 27
3 Fibers and Yarns 33
4 Fabric Structure 59
5 Fabric Designs 100
6 Color Application 130
7 Finishing and Treatment 157
8 Fabric Applications 169
9 Performance, Testing, and Flaws 247
10 The Fabric Industry 258
11 Professional Practices 268
Appendix 277
Glossary 280
Sources 297
Illustration Details and Photographers 299
Bibliography 303
Index 306
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2009

    Good companion book to the authors other book still available

    A classy well produced book that contains a large number of color photos that would make newer books an expensive undertaking - I commend the publisher for holding the price on the useful work.

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