Stronger, lighter, safer, smarter :  these are the textiles of tomorrow.

There has been amazing progress made in textiles science in the last decades. In a very educational way, Matilda McQuaid’s Extreme Textiles: Designing For High Performance surveys engineered fabrics and their revolutionary uses. Material innovations surround us in any ways, from our clothes, bodies or vehicles. Even buildings use these extreme textiles in construction.

A Report that is offering the potential to expand the definition of worn.

The book is profusely illustrated to serve as an idea book of the range of items that can be manufactured with these highly engineered performance textiles. It also proposes discussions by some of today’s most influential designers and scientists, about fiber properties, performance standards, new fabrics intriguing benefits and the ones that could come in the future.

A wonderful addition to the wear tech realm of books

Written in 2005, this book was like a pioneer exploring extreme textiles in such depth and detail. With no doubt, it inspired the new generations to write books about fashion technology, which finally, is now emerging as an industry.

“Extreme Textiles:Designing for High Performance” accompanied the exhibition of the same name at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

The author, Matilda McQuaid is also and editor on art, architecture, and design as well as an exhibitions curator and head of the Textiles Department at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Formerly of the Museum of Modern Art, she has curated more than thirty exhibitions.

Her Book ”Extreme Textiles:Designing for High Performance” accompanied the exhibition of the same name at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum launched in April 2005.

 

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (June 2, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156898507X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568985077
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