Library Journal - Library JournalTextiles are a key element in successful interior design. They can emphasize or subdue a mood, complement dominant colors or shapes, establish a theme, or provide contrast within a larger harmony. This book surveys the great diversity of fabrics available for interior decoration and illustrates how they can be used to achieve a desired effect. The fabrics are divided by type--woven, printed, and applied--rather than by historical sequence to underscore the individual appeal of classic fabric groups from rich woven textiles like silk to printed textiles. Applied textiles, set apart by stitches, are well illustrated through selections of embroidery, quilts, and felt. Over 300 color photographs illustrate the use of each fabric, as well as its beauty and historical significance. This comprehensive and practical book is recommended for general readers as well as for interior design collections.-- Margaret Jean Owens, Santa Ana P.L., Cal.
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