New York: Reporter Publications, 1949 - 1976. First Editions. Folio. Various paginations. Contains a variety of fabric swatches, color and black & white illustrations, and advertisements. Issues included: 9, 12, 19, 22-27, 34, 55-57, 81, 83-84, 87-88, 91, 94-96, 106-170. Stiff color illustrated softcovers in Uniformly near fine condition (light wear to extremities). Item #20133
American Fabrics (later called American Fabrics and Fashions) was a lavish commercial textile magazine created as a guide for manufacturers in the fabrics industry (including fashion designers & manufacturers, industrial uses such as automobile interiors, and furniture manufacturers.). Each issue focuses on a specific theme or style or type of fabric, each issue including dozens of physical fabric samples glued in. Accompanying the samples are textile advertisements and sometimes the samples are even incorporated into the ads themselves. For anyone interested in fashion, textiles or all that is tactile, American Fabrics is a publication of great cultural and historical value. The cover artwork was usually done by a noted important artist.