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As an inspiration to creative design development,  the library maintains a number of electronic sources which access images of current fabrics and trends. Also available are a number of magazine subcriptions, both foreign and domestic, which have been selected for their illustrative content. Of course, the circulating book collection with its emphasis on unique source material should also be reviewed for appropriate images.

In searching the book collection, consider using the following terms with subject browse:


Design - history - 20th Century

Textile Design

Textile Design - Themes, motives

Textile Fabrics

Book Collection Search


    Selective Sample of the Design Books Available in the Library

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    Meller, Susan & Joost Elffers - Textile Designs
    Call Number: R746.6 M525t
    Two hundred years of European and American patterns for printed fabrics organized by motif, style, color, layout, and period.
    Abrams, 1991
    Reserve Book.

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    Skinner, Tina - Abstract Textile Designs
    Call Number: 677.02864 S628a
    Color illustrations from a wide range of fabric collections from Europe and the United States.
    Schiffer, 1998

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    Skinner, Tina - Art Deco Textile Designs
    Call Number: 746.041 S628a
    Illustrations of historic fabric samples from the mid-1920s and the 30s in full color.
    Schiffer, 1998

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    Trestain, Eileen Jahnke - DATING FABRICS
    Call Number: R746.460973 T799d
    Utilizes various examples of fabric designs from 1800 to 1960 arranged by color.
    American Quilter's Society, 1998.
    Shelved in the Reference Section.

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    World Textile Collections : 6 - Abstract Pattern
    Call Number: 746.041 A146p
    Designed as a source book for graphic, commercial, and industrial designers.
    Kyoto Shoin, 1992

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