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Laurence King Publishing
By Drusilla Cole
7-2/3 x 9-3/4 in; 272 pp; 400 illustrations
October 2008 ISBN 9781856695725 ISBN10 1856695727
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Textiles Now celebrates international contemporary textile design, focusing on fabric and fiber designs from the past five years that have been created for use in decorative art, fashion, and interior design. Lavishly illustrated with photographs showing the textiles and, where appropriate, their end use in context. Clear captions provide information on the contributing artists, their techniques and inspirations, enabling a deeper critical understanding and appreciation of the medium.Organized into three sections embracing constructed textiles, dyed, painted and printed textiles, and stitched and mixed-media textiles, the images are arranged to make an impressive visual statement. The book includes over 400 images from around 100 textile and fiber artists ranging from new graduates to experienced practitioners, making an indispensable reference for anyone with a passion for textileswhether student, professional, or hobbyist. It will also appeal to those with an interest in color and pattern, including artists and graphic designers.
Drusilla Cole is a writer, artist, and illustrator, and for the last 20 years has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts, London, teaching surface design and textiles. She specializes in natural dyeing techniques using plants and minerals. Drusilla is the author of 1000 Patterns (A&C Black, 2003) and Laurence King's bestselling Patterns: New Surface Design (2007).
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