John Pile (Industrial Design, Faculty)

A History of Interior Design, (2001)

Considered a “bible” for designers ever since its first printing, Pile’s major survey won the 2001 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Educational Foundation/Joel Polsky Prize. Now in its fourth edition, the comprehensive reference guide traces the stylistic and cultural movements that have informed the evolution of the field. Pile, who taught at Pratt for over 50 years, laid the foundation for the Institute’s History of Art and Design program.