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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
When it comes to both the technical and aesthetic considerations of using
textiles in interior design, this book gives working professionals what they
need to know. You'll receive expert guidance to the process of textile
specifications, selection, installation and maintenance, as well as an
understanding of the properties of fabric types and a historical context of
styles. Sustainable design and code issues are also considered. More than 500
illustrations and photographs elucidate key ideas.
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
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