Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 x 13 mm
These authoritative and accessible essays exemplify myriad ways in which textiles are increasingly inter-disciplinary in range and breadth. Together they contribute to the re-shaping and expanding of textiles, not only as a field which functions as an interface between the body and architecture but also as an exciting practice through which the ever-growing territory between human and post-human experiences are articulated. * Victoria Mitchell, Norwich University of the Arts, UK *
The intersections and overlaps between the wrapping, lining and layering of our bodies and the environments that we occupy are explored in this innovative publication. An excellent and diverse range of writers and subject matter has ensured that issues around the 'soft' interior are now placed firmly at the forefront of thinking in this field of design. * Graeme Brooker, Middlesex University, UK *
From cover up to a celebration of wealth, and from a display of conventional culture to cutting-edge experimentation, textiles have been hiding and displaying something for millennia. Whether it be the human body with clothes or the family in a carpeted, upholstered, and draped interior, cloth has been a malleable expression of our attitudes towards ourselves, others, and our environment. This sweeping array of essays traces the history of textiles on bodies and in interiors, and show how new technologies are liberating us to have a whole new relationship to that most flexible and sensual of human artifacts. * Aaron Betsky, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, USA *
By concentrating both on innovations in new textile weaving and material techniques, and on extreme situations in which such advances can come to the fore, the editors promote a way of making space and form that elides the distinctions between those two as well as, at times, between inside and outside. -- Aaron Betsky, Taliesin West, USA * Architect Magazine *
This book is for those of us who make things, and write and think through the interior, and is equal parts affirming and madding... Schneiderman and Winton have orchestrated a perfect storm of academic inclusiveness and possibly delightful contention. The editors question conventional definitions of textile, fabric, fabrication, surface, and soft construction by having a number of disparate voices in the text. This is a conversation - and possibly a debate - rather than a point of view. This conversation is the beginning of a vital endeavor to make space via a new definition of materiality at a crucial juncture in the history of interiors. * Interiors *
Textile Technology and Design cuts across material and disciplinary distinctions making it required reading for anyone teaching or researching in the field of design. * Journal of Design History *
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