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by Donald Albrecht,Regina Lee Blaszczyk

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Author:
Donald Albrecht,Regina Lee Blaszczyk
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978-1419702990
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Harry N. Abrams (November 1, 2012)
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Norman Bel Geddes Designs America accompanies a landmark exhibition exploring the career of Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958).

Blaszczyk, Regina Lee. (2012) "Imagining Consumers: Norman Bel Geddes and American Consumer Culture", in Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, ed. by Donald Albrecht. pp. 73 (p. 72). ^ "Officers Elected for the Board of Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation − the Governing Body for Philadelphia Gas Works, May 2016" (PDF).

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Start by marking Norman Bel Geddes Designs America as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. For those who have never heard of Geddes, this book will be a revelation, an introduction to a brilliant craftsman and draftsman, a master of style, the 20th century’s Leonardo da Vinci, who was able to realize everything he could imagine. It’s worth looking back at Geddes’s. work to inspire us as we plan for the future.

Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future, open until February 10, explores the life and career of Bel .

Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future, open until February 10, explores the life and career of Bel Geddes, with more than 200 artifacts - like drawings, photographs, models, and products - both realized and no. The exhibition will also be accompanied by the compilation book, Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, featuring 17 scholarly essays on Geddes and American consumer culture, the business of design, and how he popularized the notion of modernism.

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by Regina Lee Blaszczyk more. Sally Hacker Prize for Exceptional Scholarship that Reaches Beyond the Academy from the Society for the History of Technology, 2013. by Regina Lee Blaszczyk. More Info: Here's something novel: a book on consumer history without the jargon and polemics.

Norman Bel Geddes Designs America accompanies a landmark exhibition exploring the career of Norman Bel .

This companion volume explores Bel Geddes's life and career in comprehensive detail through nearly 100 projects, ranging from streamlined airplanes, ships, and cars, to stage sets, appliances, and much more. In addition to Albrecht, who has written the introduction, twenty scholars have contributed essays.

The Futurama exhibit (1939-40), from "Norman Bel Geddes Designs America

of the City of New York. The Futurama exhibit (1939-40), from "Norman Bel Geddes Designs America

A number of products and practices now taken for granted can be traced directly back to Bel Geddes.

Hardcover published 2012-11-01 by ABRAMS. A number of products and practices now taken for granted can be traced directly back to Bel Geddes. His impact on the American landscape ranges from the . federal highway system to all weather sports stadiums, revolving restaurants, modular domestic appliances and stylish home entertainment systems.

Norman Bel Geddes Designs America accompanies a landmark exhibition exploring the career of Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958), one of the 20th century’s foremost theatrical and industrial designers. This companion volume explores Bel Geddes’s life and career in comprehensive detail through nearly 100 projects, ranging from streamlined airplanes, ships, and cars, to stage sets, appliances, and much more. Both the exhibition and the book bring together never-before-seen drawings, models, photographs, and films drawn from the Ransom Center’s Bel Geddes collection. He is perhaps best known for his Futurama display for the General Motors Highways and Horizons exhibit at the New York World’s Fair of 1939–40, which to this day remains a useful model for city planning and design. The exhibition is curated by Donald Albrecht, who contributed the book’s introduction and serves as its editor. In addition to Albrecht, who has written the introduction, twenty scholars have contributed essays. The exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America opens in September 2012 at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, and will travel to the Museum of the City of New York.Praise for Norman Bel Geddes Designs America:“For those who have never heard of Geddes, this book will be a revelation, an introduction to a brilliant craftsman and draftsman, a master of style, the 20th century’s Leonardo da Vinci, who was able to realize everything he could imagine.” —The New York Times “It’s worth looking back at Geddes’s . . . work to inspire us as we plan for the future.” —Fortune
  • This was a gift for my husband. We both love Deco and Moderne furniture and design and found this book to be fabulous. It's easy to spend hours poring over the beautiful images.

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  • Did not know enough about this very influential designer. Saw the show in Austin, the book is a wonderful compliment.

  • Most people interested in design will be familiar with a lot of Norman Bel Geddes work but I didn't realize how wide ranging his creativity was. For example I had no idea that one commission, in 1940, was a redesign of Crowell-Collier's Woman's Home Journal, The American and Colliers (not a success it seems) or that he designed nearly a hundred Broadway plays and operas or that after the Miami nightclub Copa City was destroyed by fire in 1948 the owner, a NBG fan, asked him to design the interior.

    Page after page in this sumptuous book reveal just how creative and visionary Geddes was. Design historian Donald Albrecht, in his intro, says that he was the founding father of the first generation of designers like Raymond Loewy, Henry Dreyfuss and Russell Wright and despite the Depression year's businesses and manufacturers found that using style and design was good for sales. Geddes though wanted to go further than mere commercialism. In 1937 the J Walter Thompson agency asked him to create an ad campaign for Shell and this produced the City of Tomorrow, a huge model of a metropolis of the future which was photographed for the ads.

    The work for Shell was the forerunner of the GM Futurama pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair, probably Geddes's most famous work and pinnacle of his career. Five million people visited Futurama to see the main attraction: a sixteen minute motorized tour of the largest animated model ever built showing the cities and the countryside in the future (actually 1960). Futurama obviously has its own chapter in the book and a portfolio of photos.

    Albrecht, as the book's editor, says it is in two parts: firstly there a six thematic essays that look at Geddes work in the context of the times; secondly eleven project essays cover in detail the amazing amount of design for theaters, furniture, domestic appliances, housing, graphic design and work for the Pentagon during the war years.

    This is one of those wonderful books that's a spin-off of an exhibition. Probably better than the show because that closes at some point but the fascinating essays and the four hundred photos and graphics in these pages will be around for a long time. A huge, brilliant book for the hugely talented Mister Future.

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