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Textiles Today

A Global Survey of Trends and Traditions

Chloë Colchester

£18.95

'A colourful and exciting overview of textiles today which does not just look forward, but also sideways in recognition of our cultural and historical connection to the fabric of our lives' Embroidery

Overview

Chloe Colchester's survey reveals a diverse, exciting and provocative field, one at the vanguard of extraordinary technological developments while also the source of astonishing works of beauty. From colour-changing, light-sensitive camouflage to emergency shelters of cement-impregnated fabric bonded to an inflatable plastic, from Eley Kishimoto's gorgeous patterns to the astonishing colours of Morphotex, this dazzingly fresh sourcebook of original and inspiring designs will appeal to all designers and anyone with an interest in textiles.

Reviews

'Extraordinary ... totally redefines the term “textiles” '
Craftsman Magazine

'Traditional and modernity lie side by side throughout ... the ideas and images are inspiring '
New Scientist

'A colourful and exciting overview of textiles today, which does not just look forward, but also sideways in recognition of our cultural and historical connection to the fabric of our lives'
Embroidery

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Specifications

Format: Paperback

Size: 25.5 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Illustrations: 381

Publication date: 13 April 2009

ISBN: 9780500288030

About the Author

A former design consultant, Chloë Colchester received a doctorate in anthropology for her research into Fijian barkcloth, and studied contemporary transformations of Polynesian cloth traditions during her tenure as a research associate at University College London. She is the author of The New Textiles: Trends and Traditions and Clothing the Pacific.