Design & Philosophy

American Design Adventure

The American Design Adventure continues the detailed examination of industrial design begun by Arthur Pulos in American Design Ethic. In that first volume he discussed and illustrated America's objects and artifacts, major designers, and schools of design from colonial times to 1940. This second splendidly illustrated volume carries the story into one of the most influential and exciting eras of American industrial design, the 1940s to the 1970s.Arthur J.

Designing Life

For many designers in Europe, the idea of design is associated more with culture and lifestyle than the American idea of design which tends to be more commercial and problem solving oriented.

This book by Jane Worthington, Designing Life, provides a wonderful window into that world. Worthington started out as an industrial designer, moved into furniture design and has designed many hotels and counts the Dutch Royal family amongst her clients.