Smart Textiles for Designers by Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman
Inventing the Future of Fabrics

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Sadly, the book reads more like a thesis rather than a book that one might select based on entertainment value or just broadening one’s knowledge of textiles. It seems that Pailes-Freidman is quite premature in her enthusiasm and expectation of what is to come in the near future especially when it entails clothing and apparel designers.
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Smart Textiles for Designers introduces the different qualities and properties that can be embedded in, integrated with, and applied to fabrics and looks at the different contexts in which these smart textiles can be used, from healthcare to haute couture, firefighting to sportswear. A survey of specific fabrics grouped by properties provides a core reference section and a palette for the designer to work from. The book also examines five different design approaches and features interviews with leading designers and design teams, showing their processes and working methods.
 

About Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman

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Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman is Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York and founder of Interwoven Design Group, a multi-disciplinary industrial and textile design firm engaged in research, teaching and practice.
 
Published January 26, 2016 by Laurence King Publishing. 193 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Jul 19 2016

Sadly, the book reads more like a thesis rather than a book that one might select based on entertainment value or just broadening one’s knowledge of textiles. It seems that Pailes-Freidman is quite premature in her enthusiasm and expectation of what is to come in the near future especially when it entails clothing and apparel designers.

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