Author Greg Votolato presents the intricate story of how design evolved as a profession and a leisure activity. Votolato demonstrates that design in affluent American culture is as much about personalization of the material world as it is about the performance and appearance of manufactured goods. 114 illustrations.[Monty] seemed bent on pleasing Mildred, and it constantly surprised her, the way he was able to translate her ideas into paint ... In what was no longer a drawing room, but a big living room, he found place for a collection of Mildred Pierce Inc.:anbsp;...
|Title||:||American Design in the Twentieth Century|
|Publisher||:||Manchester University Press - 1998|