A virtual telethon will fundraise for an Arts Emergency Relief Fund, which provides grants to artists in Los Angeles impacted by COVID-19.
Raymond Loewy earned the nickname “father of streamlining” for his influential career in industrial design, shaping sleek icons of 20th-century America such as the Lucky Strike cigarette packet and the Art Deco shell of the PRR S1 steam locomotive.
Over 700 miles of underdeveloped space are in the shadows of New York City’s elevated highways and rails.
From the end of World War II to the 1970s, airline travel experienced a revolution in extended routes and better aircrafts.
When the soaring ceilings and Doric columns of the McKim, Mead & White-designed Pennsylvania Station started to fall under the wrecking ball in 1963, architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable called it a “monumental act of vandalism against one of the largest and finest landmarks of its age of Roman elegance.”
Transportation is one of the few industries in which design has so consistently been the driving force. Who hasn’t at some point been stopped in their tracks by the polished silhouette of a classic Corvette? The car’s controlled curves evoke speed, and that speed creates the illusion of power.