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Fabric for the Designed Interior, Second Edition is authored by Frank Theodore Koe. Ph.D. and published by Bloomsbury, New York. This well-researched and beautifully illustrated volume covers content that would be expected of a university text. However, the chapters are also excellent reading for established designers, architects, fabric editors, manufactures, and others with more than a casual interest in the vital role fabric plays in humanizing residential and commercial spaces.

The Second Edition, available in paperback and eBook, delivers a complete fabric story explaining its origins, the creation of fibers, how fabric is produced, sold, and converted into furnishings. The text addresses residential, hospitality, and commercial interiors. The Video, with a revised introduction, visually reinforces the chapters as it takes the viewer on a tour of an 110,000-square-foot vertical fabric-producing mill as well as inside several to-the-trade only Design Center showrooms in New York City, providing a rare glimpse into how designers work.

New to the Second Edition

  • updated information on sustainability, codes, and costing
  • revised Appendix that includes historic and decorative styles from the Renaissance to Art Deco
  • convenient access to the Video by way of online code
  • revised color art program
  • new interviews with prominent national and international interior designers, fabric designers and editors, and showroom owners
  • free ancillary study materials offered through Bloomsbury's unique STUDIO program
  • an international view of fabric
  • over 20 online videos and websites that visually reinforce key points
  • chapter-embedded exercises for further study
  • updated bibliography and an Expand Your Knowledge section at the end of each chapter to advance understanding of fabric beyond the text
  • optional 145-piece fabric swatch kit with pick glass
  • revised Instructor's Guide that keys chapters to current CIDA Standards

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ISBN-13: 978-1501305337
ISBN-10: 1501305336

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