By Jeffrey L. Meikle
From the Cadillac to the Apple Mac, the skyscraper to the Tiffany lamp, the area within which we are living has been profoundly encouraged for over a century by way of the paintings of yankee designers. however the product is simply the tip of a narrative that's filled with interesting questions. What has been the social and cultural function of layout in American society? to supply important issues that buyers want? Or to cajole them to shop for issues they do not desire? the place does the dressmaker stand in all of this? and the way has the position of layout in the US replaced over the years, because the early days of the younger Republic?
Jeffrey Meikle explores the historical past of yank layout, from the handmade furnishings and artifacts of the early 19th century, throughout the period of industrialization and the mass creation of the desktop age, to the information-based society of the current, overlaying every thing from the humanities and Crafts circulate to artwork Deco, modernism to post-modernism, the MOMA to the Tupperware bowl. fantastically illustrated, Design within the USA additionally contains feedback for additional studying, a timeline, and an inventory of suitable museums and websites. it's a very good resource of data for somebody trying to discover the mind's eye and at the back of American design.