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Norman Bel Geddes designs America, Donald Albrecht, editor

Label
Norman Bel Geddes designs America
Title
Norman Bel Geddes designs America
Statement of responsibility
Donald Albrecht, editor
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1893-1958
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Albrecht, Donald
  • Sigler, Danielle Brune
  • Geddes, Norman Bel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geddes, Norman Bel
  • Geddes, Norman Bel
  • Geddes, Norman Bel
  • Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
  • Geddes, Norman Bel
  • Geddes, Norman Bel
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Design
  • Design
  • Design
  • Design
  • United States
  • Design
  • Architektur
  • Gebrauchsgrafik
  • Design
Label
Norman Bel Geddes designs America, Donald Albrecht, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Sept. 11, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Norman Bel Geddes and a spiritual philosophy of art and inspiration / Danielle Brune Sigler -- Practical vision and the business of design : Norman Bel Geddes Incorporated / Nicolas Paolo Maffei -- Imagining consumers : Norman Bel Geddes and American consumer culture / Regina Lee Blaszczyk -- On the road to the future / Dave Croke -- "A few years ahead" : defining a modernism with popular appeal / Jeffrey L. Meikle -- The future is here : Norman Bel Geddes and the theater of time / Sandy Isenstadt -- Theater productions / Christin Essin -- Theaters / Laura McGuire -- Modular and mobile / Christopher Innes -- Furniture / Christopher Long -- Domestic media designs / Nick Muntean -- Housing / Monica Penick -- Workplaces / Katherine Feo Kelly -- Futurama / Lawrence W. Speck -- Theater of war / Christina Cogdell -- The Bel Geddes process / Andrea Gustavson -- Graphic design / Peter Hall
Control code
779607223
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9781419702990
Lccn
2012008312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)779607223
Label
Norman Bel Geddes designs America, Donald Albrecht, editor
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Sept. 11, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Norman Bel Geddes and a spiritual philosophy of art and inspiration / Danielle Brune Sigler -- Practical vision and the business of design : Norman Bel Geddes Incorporated / Nicolas Paolo Maffei -- Imagining consumers : Norman Bel Geddes and American consumer culture / Regina Lee Blaszczyk -- On the road to the future / Dave Croke -- "A few years ahead" : defining a modernism with popular appeal / Jeffrey L. Meikle -- The future is here : Norman Bel Geddes and the theater of time / Sandy Isenstadt -- Theater productions / Christin Essin -- Theaters / Laura McGuire -- Modular and mobile / Christopher Innes -- Furniture / Christopher Long -- Domestic media designs / Nick Muntean -- Housing / Monica Penick -- Workplaces / Katherine Feo Kelly -- Futurama / Lawrence W. Speck -- Theater of war / Christina Cogdell -- The Bel Geddes process / Andrea Gustavson -- Graphic design / Peter Hall
Control code
779607223
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9781419702990
Lccn
2012008312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)779607223

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