Betty Grable

Countering the one-way street of mechanical and structural determinism, [Raymond Loewy] declared that ‘there is as much [to be gained] working backward from optical form to mechanics’; offering Betty Grable as an example, he observed that, although her ‘liver and kidneys are no doubt adorable’ I would rather have her with skin than without’”.

C. Edson Armi, quoting Raymond Loewy in “Car Design Theory, Commercial Arts After the Second World War”, The Art of American Car Design



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