A look inside the slick corporate offices of 1970s America

A new book by photographer Susan Ressler takes us inside the offices of 1970s America, and reveals the shiny bastions to corporate glory that existed in the decade.

slick corporate offices of 1970s America
System Development Corporation, © Susan Ressler from the book Executive Order: Images of 1970’s Corporate America

These sleek monuments to capitalism were all about beautiful furniture, winding spiral staircases, big bulky computers, swish office toys and swisher office workers; and it’s a rare treat to see them captured as brilliantly as they are by Susan Ressler.

A new tome published by Daylight Books, Executive Order: Images of 1970s Corporate America, presents her photographs in all their monochrome glory. You can almost smell the polish and the cigarette smoke in her images, offering peeks inside board rooms, private offices and lobbies; and in doing so, opening doors into the world of the booming businesses of corporate America.


Why do I need to register?

Every month, hundreds of thousands of people visit us here on our website. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. We just ask you to provide a few details about yourself and what you do. Don't worry, we won't share your information with anyone, unless you give us permission to do so. In return you can:

Submit your work

Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in the print magazine.

Receive our newsletter

Get the latest creative insight and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox, in a newsletter curated by the CR editorial team.

Subscribe for more from CR

Subscribe to Creative Review to access all our premium online content, the digital archive which includes over 400 issues of the magazine and much more.


Halesworth, Suffolk


Halesworth, Suffolk