Fabrics: A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - Architecture - 312 pages
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This thorough handbook by a textile professional describes and illustrates fibers and yarns, fabric structures, fabric design, dye and printing processes, finishes and treatments, styles and applications of cloth for furniture, window-, wall-, and floor coverings. Also covered are testing and flaws; the fabric industry, and professional practice.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Light and Lighting
16
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
27
Natural Fibers
36
ManMade Fibers
44
Yarn
52
Wovens
60
Knits
92
Seating
171
Windows
190
Walls
206
Panel Systems
219
Floors
227
Fabric and Fiber Art
241
PERFORMANCE TESTING AND FLAWS
247
Designers Sources
259

Films and Vinyl
98
Layouts
124
Colorfastness and Color Matching
131
Printing 139
139
Other Printing and Dyeing Techniques
148
FINISHING AND TREATMENT
157
Custom Services
265
Guidelines and Pitfalls
271
Appendix
277
Sources
297
Bibliography
303
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About the author (2002)

Marypaul Yates, is principal of Yates Design Inc., which provides marketing, design, and color services to the interior furnishings field. She has pioneered innovative materials and environmentally intelligent business models, creating private label and signature fabric and furniture collections for extensive and diverse clients. She has taught at Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Hunter College. She authored Textiles: A Handbook for Designers and Fabrics: A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects.

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