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by Alfred Farrer Barker
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This popular book, now in its 10th edition, considers textiles as the materials used to create apparel, furnishings, and industrial products. It approaches textiles from a product analysis approach, using professional terminology, and provides examples to illustrate key concepts. Flow charts on identifying fabric structure and naming fancy woven fabrics; other fabrication methods; and knits have been added. Also included are tables summarizing components such as fibers, yarns, fabric structure, and finishes. An expanded glossary makes it easier for readers to find pertinent information. For designers, technical designers, apparel engineers, and others in the fashion/apparel business.
The publisher, Prentice-Hall Career & Technology
Chapters are organized to follow the order in which textiles are addressed in the industry, beginning with coverage of fibers, and following with sections on yarns, fabric construction, and fabric finishes. Material includes traditional background information, an overview of the historical development of the textile industry, discussion of production processes, and major uses for each fiber, plus a review of new developments in the field. Equal attention is paid to both apparel and furnishings textiles, with the focus on helping students develop an understanding of how performance and characteristics are engineered to provide serviceable textile products.
From the Back Cover
With an emphasis on serviceability, this popular book continues its focus on three major end uses of textiles: apparel, furnishing and industrial products. Readers will learn the basic knowledge of textiles they'll need to make informed decisions regarding textile material and products. It includes comprehensive coverage of new fibers and finishes, legislation, production issues, and cost is presented in a clear, straight-forward manner, making this one of the best textile books available.
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