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Interior Textiles: Fabrics, Application, and Historic Styleby Karla J. Nielson
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Create great interior designs with a new understanding of textiles
Learn to use interior textiles to set a mood, establish a theme, and create an ambiance. From soft and subtle to bold and dynamic, Interior Textiles gives you the technical knowledge and skills plus the aesthetic ability needed to fully leverage the potentials of interior textiles. You will be introduced to textile specifications, testing, selection, calculations, and maintenance, as well as the unique properties of individual fabrics. Moreover, you discover sustainable design techniques to design "green."
The text's three parts give you everything you need to create great interior designs for contract and residential interiors:
Many chapters list relevant associations and organizations that can be used as additional resources. A companion Web site at www.wiley.com/go/interiortextiles includes a wealth of supplemental information, including glossaries of terms, historical timelines, and invaluable advice on textile maintenance.
Whether you are a student or a professional interior designer, Interior Textiles opensyour eyes to a wealth of possibilities and gives you the skills to make these possibilities happen.
Book News Annotation:
Nielson (design, Brigham Young U.) acquaints students and professional interior designers with the use of textiles in residential and contract spaces. Following an overview of the textiles industry, fabrics and fibers are discussed, as well as applications for furniture, wallcoverings, and other uses. The final section covers period styles, from formal traditional to regional, thematic, and modern, and how they influence design today. Sustainability is addressed in one chapter. Many illustrations and some color photos are incorporated. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Beginning with basic information necessary for understanding textiles, the text proceeds to explain how to specify, oversee installation, maintain, and discusses codes and sustainability for various types of fabrics. It also includes a discussion of historical styles throughout the world, illustrating sources to draw from.
Karla J. Nielson is Assistant Professor of Design at Brigham Young University. Ms. Nielson has thirty-five years of experience teaching interior design and owned an interior textile business. She is the recipient of the Industry Achievement Award from the Window Coverings Association of America for her book Window Treatments, published by Wiley, and is the author of the bestselling Interiors: An Introduction.
When it comes to both the technical and aesthetic considerations of using textiles in interior design, this book gives working professionals what they need to know. You'll receive expert guidance to the process of textile specifications, selection, installation and maintenance, as well as an understanding of the properties of fabric types and a historical context of styles. Sustainable design and code issues are also considered. More than 500 illustrations and photographs elucidate key ideas.
This survey of textiles for interior design is divided into three main parts:
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"Following an overview of the textiles industry, fabrics and fibers are discussed, as well as applications for furniture, wall coverings, and other uses." (Book News, February 2008)
Table of Contents
PART I: TEXTILES.
Chapter 1: The Textiles Industry, Profession and Careers.
Chapter 2: Sustainable Interior Textiles.
Chapter 3: Natural and Manufactured Fibers.
Chapter 4: Yarns and Fabric Construction.
Chapter 5: Fabric Conversion: Coloring and Finishing.
PART II: TEXTILE APPLICATIONS.
Chapter 6: Textile Specifications, Testing and Labeling.
Chapter 7: Textile Aesthetics.
Chapter 8: Upholstered Furniture and Slipcovers.
Chapter 9: Textile Wallcoverings.
Chapter 10: Window Treatments.
Chapter 11: Linens and Accessories.
Chapter 12: Broadloom Carpeting.
Chapter 13: Hand- and Machine-Made Area Rugs.
PART III: PERIOD STYLES.
Chapter 14: Oriental Styles.
Chapter 15: Formal Traditional Styles.
Chapter 16: Medieval, Colonial and Country Styles.
Chapter 17: Regional and Thematic Styles.
Chapter 18: Modern Styles.
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