The American Design Adventure

The American Design Adventure

By Arthur J. Pulos





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.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262161060 456 pp. | 7 in x 11 in 363


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262660686 456 pp. | 7 in x 11 in 363


  • A fascinating and full account of how industrial design grew and what the growing pains were like. By writing it Arthur Pulos has contributed enormously to a profession's understanding of itself.... The scope is vast, the research impressive, and the reading experience deeply satisfying, if you can tear yourself away from the pictures.

    Ralph Caplan