It explores the exciting confluence of art, design, and technology: new textiles that shrink or expand to fit; fabrics developed from carbon, steel, glass, and ceramics; materials that protect the wearer from environmental extremes on earth and in space.
Featuring a wide selection of textiles at the cutting edge of technology, the book covers the field in three main sections:
Innovations: how the newest textiles are imagined and produced.
Applications: from fashion and design to architecture and art.
Reference: including a glossary, biographies, a bibliography, and directories of addresses and public collections.
Sarah E. Braddock Clarke
Sarah E. Braddock Clarke is a consultant/curator and Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design and Performance Sportswear Design at University College Falmouth. She has co-authored numerous books on advanced textiles and their applications to fashion and performance sportswear, including Techno Textiles and SportsTech, both published by Thames & Hudson.
Marie O’Mahony is Professor of Advanced Textiles at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.