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FUNCTIONAL CLOTHING DESIGN: FROM SPORTSWEAR TO SPACESUITS. Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne. Fairchild Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, 2015. 444 pp. with 342 ills. (342 col.). 26 x 21 cm. LC 2014-27461 ISBN 9780857854674 In English.
Publisher's description: This interdisciplinary text introduces new ways to look at the human body, the environment and clothing and to explore the relationships between them by looking at the ways clothing achieves goals such as protecting the body, increasing health and safety, improving a worker's efficiency on the job or increasing body function. Watkins and Dunne present technical material using clear, simple language that can be readily understood by beginning design students with no science or engineering background. Building on the groundbreaking text by Watkins, Clothing: The Portable Environment, this text covers a full range of factors involved in designing functional clothing: protection from thermal, impact and other environmental hazards; enhancing movement and visibility and increasing body function with smart clothing; designing clothing for people with handicaps and designing protective clothing for groups such as the military, who face multiple hazards. Functional Clothing Design focuses on the full range of activities needed to develop functional clothing-from analysis of user needs to choosing appropriate materials to design and design evaluation. The text includes case studies throughout as well as new content on smart textiles and all the latest developments in wearable technology.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Textile/Fiber Arts, Costume/Fashion
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 164032
Hardcover $95.00    

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