Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. 1989. 264 pages. Square 4to (26 x 26 cm). Bound in dark blue cloth in fine dust jacket. Name of the previous owner on half title (Lars Hall). Over 390 illustrations, including 80 full-colour plates. With biographies, bibliography and index.
The book comprise the first large-scale effort to examine America’s most pervasive art form. They review all of its aspects in aesthetic terms and as a barometer of the society they reflect. An emblematic variety of design genres and issues is examined in the book, which includes essays by a number of today’s most astute design critics. A number of distinguished designers are interviewed by Steven Heller such as: Saul Bass, Aaron Burns, Matthew Carter, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, Leo Lionni, Cipe Pineles, Paul Rand, Louis Silverstein, Bradbury Thompson.