Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Techno Textiles 2

Techno Textiles 2 Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design
Sarah E. Braddock Clarke
Marie O'Mahony
Thames & Hudson

Techno Textiles 2 explores an exciting area of art, design and technology that defines our 21st-century way of life. Here are new textiles for fabrics that shrink or expand to fit; textiles developed from carbon, steel, glass and ceramics; materials that protect the wearer from every environmental extreme, anywhere on earth or in space.

So far and so fast has textile technology developed in the last five or so years that many of the ideas flagged in the first edition of Techno Textiles have now become reality, and countless new ones have been conceived. Following the cult success of that book, Techno Textiles 2 has been thoroughly revised and updated to showcase the latest developments in the field, and includes 80 per cent new illustrations, all in colour.

The book is divided into three sections:
Innovations which explores how the newest textiles are dreamt up and made
Applications – from fashion and design, to architecture and art
Reference which includes a glossary, biographies, directories of addresses and public collections, and an extensive bibliography

Techno Textiles 2 is required reading for both professionals and anyone prepared to be stimulated by and informed about the new environment in which we live.

Sarah E. Braddock Clarke is a freelance lecturer, curator and writerspecializing in textiles and their applications to fashion, design and the arts. Marie O’Mahony is an independent textile and technology consultant, curator, writer and lecturer.

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