Interior Textiles: Fabrics, Application, and Historic Style
This survey of textiles for interior design 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.
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PART I: TEXTILES.
Chapter 1: The Textiles Industry, Profession and Careers.
Chapter 2: Sustainable Interior Textiles.
Chapter 3: Natural and Manufactured Fibers.
Chapter 4: Yarns and Fabric Construction.
Chapter 5: Fabric Conversion: Coloring and Finishing.
PART II: TEXTILE APPLICATIONS.
Chapter 6: Textile Specifications, Testing and Labeling.
Chapter 7: Textile Aesthetics.
Chapter 8: Upholstered Furniture and Slipcovers.
Chapter 9: Textile Wallcoverings.
Chapter 10: Window Treatments.
Chapter 11: Linens and Accessories.
Chapter 12: Broadloom Carpeting.
Chapter 13: Hand- and Machine-Made Area Rugs.
PART III: PERIOD STYLES.
Chapter 14: Oriental Styles.
Chapter 15: Formal Traditional Styles.
Chapter 16: Medieval, Colonial and Country Styles.
Chapter 17: Regional and Thematic Styles.
Chapter 18: Modern Styles.
Karla J. Nielson is Assistant Professor of Design at Brigham Young University. Ms. Nielson has thirty-five years of experience teaching interior design and owned an interior textile business. She is the recipient of the Industry Achievement Award from the Window Coverings Association of America for her book Window Treatments, published by Wiley, and is the author of the bestselling Interiors: An Introduction.
- Provides a thorough understanding of one of the most important materials an interior designer works with
- Encompasses both technical information and aesthetic application to offer practical knowledge the interior designer can use
- Special emphasis is given to textile specification, testing, and maintenance for contract and residential considerations
- Sustainable design is considered for a working knowledge of how to design "green"
- 530 illustrations, including 30 color photographs, demonstrate textile processes and applications, as well as historical styles
- Many chapters list relevant associations and organizations that can be used as additional resources