An authoritative and comprehensive survey of the latest developments in high-tech textiles.
The world’s most creative designers and engineers are working together to develop high-performance fabrics that are sustainable, fireproof, anti-bacterial, soundproof, sun- and even shark-resistant. From medical implants to space fabrics, advanced textiles have the potential to transform human habitats and transportation, protect the environment, and support personal health and well-being.Advanced Textiles celebrates the latest technological advances in fabricsincluding synthetic and hybrid fibers, new weaves and knits, three-dimensional materials, coatings, and nanotechnologyalong with the design innovations they have made possible.
More than 200 color illustrations demonstrate the beauty and ingenuity of the latest advanced textiles and their exciting real-world applications. An authoritative glossary of technical terms and a list of suppliers complete this indispensable guide.
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Marie O’Mahony is Professor of Advanced Textiles at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.