Modern Living: Moss the Tentmaker

A tent is a "collapsible shelter of canvas or other material stretched and sustained by poles." So says Webster's and so most people believe. Bill Moss has a broader concept. He knows that there are A-frames and O-domes and poly-domes, pup tents and pop tents, Indian tepees and Mongolian yurts, tents for dogs and campers and sheiks, tents that sag and perspire and leak, tents that infuriate. In fact Moss knows so much about the subject that even the Arabs —tent mavens from way back—may soon be living in Moss-designed, tentlike housing.

Moss, 53,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!