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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He helped to establish a new professional niche — that of “industrial designer,” arguing for a closer relationship between engineering and design. Please try again later. Don’t have a Kindle? Designer of the Future. Showing of 1 reviews.

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Endpapers and gutters lightly discolored [as usual]. Industrial Design in America, — 2nd ed.

Norman Bel Geddes

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But it deprives one of initiative gedde takes too long. At the time, some saw it as a waste of resources, since computing power was jotorways high demand during this part of World War Magc and those funds could have been used to build additional equipment.

Norman Bel Geddes – was the first person to seriously apply the concepts of aerodynamics and streamlining to industrial design. General Motors 25th anniversary medal,featuring teardrop shaped car. It takes more even than imagination to be progressive. Believing that communication was key to shaping the modern world, Bel Geddes popularized his vision of the future through drawings, models, and photographs. As for a review of the content of the book as opposed to its physical embodiment, I have not got far into it, but first impressions are that it is surprisingly easy reading.


For that famous and enormously influential installation, Bel Geddes exploited his earlier work in the same vein: PD US not renewed.

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Retrieved October 21, Bel Geddes died in New York on May 8,