Monday, May 04, 2015

The Golden Age Of Automotive Styling

The "golden age" of the Detroit auto industry spawned gorgeous works of automotive styling. Robert Edwards collects pieces of this art and his collection is now part of an exhibit called American Dreaming: Detroit’s Golden Age of Automotive Design, spanning the period from 1946 to 1973.
Packard 1953 by Ben Kroll or Richard Arbib

Sketch by Rodell Smith

Cadillac ElDorado 1964 by Wayne Kady
The show opened last week at Lawrence Technological University near Detroit.
See a trailer for the upcoming associated documentary American Dreaming.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the 50's are an example of good design. These cars all suck, are dangerous, inefficient, gaudy; the whole era is one grease ball clusterfuck. Death to the notion that the 50’s was a progressive, beautiful and insightful time. The drawings may be slick but the cars are highway boats. You dig the rebob, bring on the sixties, pleeeeze.