Fabrics provides designers with the information needed to make their fabric specifications easy, informed, and appropriate to the job at hand, considering aesthetics, performance, application, and green design.
This resource for interior design students and professionals details the various stages of fabrication, sourcing, and selection of fabrics with consideration to green design, aesthetics, performance, and application. Some 500 color photos illustrate all types of fibers and yarns, fabric structures and designs, dye and printing processes, and finishes and treatments, with different styles and applications of cloth for furniture, window, wall, and floor coverings. The fabric industry is overviewed, and building codes and regulations, fabric testing, and professional practices are discussed. Yates is principal of a textile design and marketing consulting firm and has taught courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, and Hunter College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)