Interior Textiles: Fabrics, Application, and Historic Style

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ISBN-13: 9780471606406
ISBN-10: 0471606405
Author: Karla J Nielson
Pages: 512

Interior Textiles: Fabrics, Application, and Historic Style gives working professionals what they need to know with respect to the technical and aesthetic considerations of using textiles in interior design. The book provides 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. The book uses more than 500 illustrations and photographs to elucidate key ideas and is divided into three main parts:

  • Fabrics: The interior design textile industry and marketplace. A study of fibers, yarns, constructions, and finishes. Codes and "green" design.
  • Applications: Textile specifications and coordination of upholstery and wall coverings, window treatments, linens and accessories, and rugs and carpeting.
  • Period Style: Oriental styles, Renaissance and Formal styles, Medieval, Colonial, Country and Provence styles, Regional and Ethnic styles, and Modern styles.