Norman Bel Geddes (Cultural Histories of Design)

Maffei, Nicolas P (2018) Norman Bel Geddes (Cultural Histories of Design). Cultural Histories of Design . Bloomsbury Academic, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781474284578 (In Press)

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Norman Bel Geddes has long been considered the 'founder' of American industrial design. During his long career he worked on everything from theatre design, world fairs and cars to houses and product and packaging design. Nicolas P. Maffei's magisterial biography draws on original material from the archive at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, and places Bel Geddes' work within the fast-changing cultural and intellectual contexts of his time. Maffei shows how Bel Geddes' futuristic but pragmatic style – his notion of 'practical vision' – was central to his work, and highly influential on the professional practice of American industrial design in general.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: modernism, taste, Bel Geddes, industrial design, subjectivity
Members: Norwich University of the Arts
Depositing User: Mrs Michelle Eastman
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 15:29
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 15:50

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