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Norman Bel Geddes Designs America

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781419702990
Author(s): Donald Albrecht
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2012
Publisher: ABRAMS
Dimensions: 271 x 34 x 315 (w x l x h)
Pages: 399

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I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America is a landmark exhibition exploring the career of one of the twentieth century's foremost theatrical and industrial designers. This book will explore the career of this complex and influential man through approximately fifty projects, bringing together never beforeexhibited drawings, models, photographs and films. The exhibition will be curated by Donald Albrecht, the Museum of the City of New York's Curator of Architecture and Design, who will also serve as the book's editor. In addition to Donald Albrecht, who will contribute the Introduction to the book, seventeen scholars will contribute essays. Norman Bel Geddes (1893 1958) was an innovative stage designer, director, producer, architect, industrial designer, futurist and urban planner, to name a few of his many talents. Bel Geddes's professional credo was to simplify, to unify, to use form to communicate (and, at times, shape) function and to question the status quo. His research based approach to problem solving followed by his complete re imagining of a design problem, as if starting from scratch, resulted in the creation of a new, ideal product.
Throughout his multi faceted career, Bel Geddes was a paradoxical figure made up of equal parts visionary and pragmatist, naturalist and industrialist, democrat and egoist. 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 t Please click here to ask a question
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