Norman Bel Geddes was an American theatrical and industrial designer. Contents. 1 Early life Bel Geddes’s book Magic Motorways () promoted advances in highway design and transportation, foreshadowing the Interstate Highway. Magic motorways by Norman Bel Geddes, , Random house edition. Title, Magic Motorways. Author, Norman Bel Geddes. Publisher, Random House, Original from, the University of Michigan. Digitized, Aug 16,

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Industrial Design in America, — 2nd ed. If you click on the “look inside” preview, which says it is a preview of the Kindle edition you will see what I mean – the pictures motirways the print edition look the same as this.

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Theatrical designer Industrial designer. This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between and and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Don’t have a Kindle? In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Bel Geddes’s book Magic Motorways promoted advances in highway design and transportation, foreshadowing the Interstate Highway System “there should be no more reason for a motorist who is passing through a city to slow down than there is for an airplane which is passing over it” [ citation needed ]along with aspects of driver assist and autonomous driving.


Get to Know Us. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. Airliner Number 4 Futurama Mark I computer case. Magic Motorways by Norman Bel Geddes cover. Believing that communication was key to shaping the modern world, Bel Geddes popularized his vision of the future through drawings, models, and photographs. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Norman Bel Geddes.

He influenced the behavior of American consumers and helped make industrial and theater design into modern businesses. Bel Geddes was both a visionary and a pragmatist gerdes had a significant role in shaping not only modern America but also the nation’s image of itself as leading the way into the future.

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The Future of the City: There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. A nearly fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.

The Art Deco House. This page was last edited on 21 Februaryat It takes more even motorwys imagination to be progressive.

Norman Bel Geddes – was the first person to seriously apply the concepts of aerodynamics and streamlining to industrial design. New York CityU.

For that famous and enormously influential installation, Bel Geddes exploited his earlier work in the same vein: Special offers and product promotions Also check our best rated Travel Book reviews. Photo illustrated dust jacket. Following old grooves of thought is one method of playing safe. But it deprives one of initiative and takes too long. The 20th Century A-GI: Share your thoughts with other customers. To Geddes, streamlining motorawys courage: Endpapers and gutters lightly discolored [as usual].


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Norman Bel Geddes

Wells ‘ Things to Comehe assisted production designer William Cameron Menzies on the look of the world of tomorrow. Visit our Help Pages. They will make motoreays possible for him to proceed at full speed through dense fog. Bel Geddes believed that art, as well as architecture and design, could make people’s lives psychologically and emotionally richer.

This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat Bel Geddes’ first book HORIZONS is a stunning survey of modernist design, illustrated throughout with drawings, models and photographs of the author’s utopic industrial innovation with chapters on motor cars and buses, railways, motorwajs and airplanes, houses, theatres, restaurants, and more.

Spine crown lightly bruised, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. At times, the only thing to do notorways to cut loose and do the unexpected!