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Extreme Textiles: Designing For High Performance

Extreme Textiles: Designing For High Performance


 Stronger, faster, lighter, safer, smarterthese are the textiles of tomorrow. From the carbon-fiber composite bicycle frame to the cardiac constraint sock and the Mars Pathfinder landing airbags, material innovations surround us. Our landscape, our buildings, our vehicles, our clothes, and our bodies all benefit from these highly engineered performance textiles.

Featuring examples of fully realized products from all classes of technical textilesarchitectural, product design, apparel, medicine, transportation, aerospace, industry, and the environmentExtreme Textiles highlights successful collaborations between design, industry, and science. Large, full-color illustrations and essays by some of today's most influential designers and scientists trace the extraordinary developments made in textiles over the last twenty years and suggest what is to come.

  •  Hardback | 223 pages
  •  218 x 281 x 23mm | 1,238g
  •  New York, NY, United States
  •  English
  •  Illustrations, unspecified
  •  156898507X
  •  9781568985077

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