- 250 illustrations
- 224 pages
- 256 x 215 mm
- ISBN 9781856696876
- Published February 2011
This book offers students and those wishing to enter a career in textile design a basic grounding in its three main disciplines - printed, woven and mixed media. Using a wealth of imagery and case studies from designers and studios at work today, the book looks at the basic principles of design and production and gives practical advice on creating a collection. Education and employment are also discussed, giving an insight into the industry and helpful advice on finding a job.
- Extremely useful Review by Cressida Bell, Textile Designer
- Accurate and comprehensive portrayal of textile design Review by Pamela Wiley, Professor of Fibers, Savannah Colleg
The book looks at textile design from a multi-angled perspective, one that engages with history, fine art, politics, technology, science and cultural attitudes, along with the mainstays of home décor and fashion. The book is punctuated with a wide range of images and illustrations. Particularly of note, is how Clarke ties in historical and cultural diversities, such as images from artist Tracey Emmin, Gees Bend quilts, Liberty fabrics, and Asafo flags, as traces of inspiration for the innovatively inclined. He speaks of terms such as “technical emancipation” and the “digital vernacular” as he depicts the advances of technologies in both designing textiles and creating them. He expands the conversation to not only look at historical sources as images, but as cultural relevancy and to inquire what our contemporary counterparts might be.
Clarke also offers a solid look at design, production and marketing of textiles, as well as design principles, education and career options. The book explores printed, woven and mixed media textile design by offering a historical overview; industrial, studio, and student examples; and cultural artifacts that articulate different approaches to design methodologies. Textile Design provides an expansive view of a design practice that is reflective of our global, technological and quantum culture.' (Posted on 12/5/12)
This title is available as an e-book from the following providers:
CourseSmart (available in the US only)