Re: Missing Links
Thanks for your thoughts on modernism and post modernism B&N.
Regarding Green's latest column, if the auto industry is to be criticized for being slow to pick up on trends, then I think auto journalism could be criticized for being slow to pick up on trends in the auto industry. The VW badges on the Golf have been getting steadily bigger and more prominent for over 25 years now.
You mention the larger world of industrial design. I wonder if you are familiar with this book "The Conran Directory of Design - Edited by Stephen Bayley"? It's about 25 years old now, but still available at Amazon. It was the first book that I bought on the broader subject of design, and I still think it is a good intro to the topic. Of course, with Bayley behind it there is some coverage of car design and famous car designers - which I view as a plus. Given the age of the book, there is no coverage of Apple, but Braun and Dieter Rams are there! Overall, I find the book helps me see car design in context with technology and other everyday products of the 20th C such as telephones, typewriters, appliances, cameras, corporate logos, architecture and furniture.