Saturday, January 25, 2014

Marilyn Moss to speak about book “Bill Moss: Fabric Artist & Designer” at the Brown Bag Lecture Series

Wednesday, January 29th at noon in the Rines Auditorium
Portland, Maine - This book 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.

About the author
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.

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