Author(s): Paolo Tumminelli
"Car Design America" is second in a series on world automotive history. From the streamliner to the show cars of the '50s and '60s, American car design's influence on international style is reflected in Cadillac's slogan, the standard of the world. The bombastic Harley Earl and the extravagant Raymond Loewy created iconic designs, and the mythical Corvette, Mustang, and Thunderbird were born. Without forgetting retro and the most recent designs, this book traces the evolution of American automobile culture through the decades - both all-time classics as well as unique models. This in-depth study shows creatively produced objects that are elevated from a bunch of metal parts to cultural goods.