BILL MOSS, by Marilyn Moss, traces the life and work of one of America’s most innovative fabric artists and designers, a pioneer in the creation of tension fabric structures. The contributions of Bill Moss to mid-twentieth-century American culture were many. First changing the world of camping with the invention of the Pop Tent, he went on to shake the world of fabric architecture with the many forms that we now take for granted. Lavishly illustrated with historic photographs, the book chronicles Moss’ creative life from his early years until his death in 1994. It has a broad appeal as it encompasses many aspects of our cultural history–from architecture and design to biography to the complete transformation of the camping experience. Woven into this tale is the story of an award-winning Maine company, Moss Inc. Engaged in the creative economy long before most people used the term, it was also known as being one of the most socially responsible businesses in the country, a reputation that held fast until its sale by CEO Marilyn Moss in 2001. Sena Jeter Naslund (Ahab’s Wife) writes “the beauty of the tents and fabric structures is simply breathtaking…the book as a whole creates an exciting, transcendent aesthetic and intellectual experience for the reader-viewer; it creates lives and art all at once.” Marilyn Moss is a freelance writer living in Maine. Her other publications include Walkabout, a compilation of personal essays and “Dancing with Democracy,” an article on Joyce Banda, president of Malawi. A co-founder of Moss Tent Works in the 1970s, she has been widely recognized as a successful and responsible business leader. She has also been a board member at numerous Maine nonprofit organizations. Hardcover: scuff resistant matte film lamination on image wrap with red fabric binding; 304 pages; 11.25 x 9.75 inches; 4-color throughout; 100s of full color and historical black-and-white photographs.
BILL MOSS: Frabric Artist and Designer is the 2014 IPPY Silver Medal Winner and 2014 Finalist, Maine Literary Awards, Nonfiction
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