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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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. Not only that, but the printed area is the size of the screen of a Kindle, not the size of the paper, so it feddes an excessively large and badly proportioned border around it – absolutely no effort has been made to format the text or photos to the page, or looking at it the other way, to cut the page to suit the formatting.

Bel Geddes opened an industrial-design studio inand designed a wide range of commercial mwgic, from cocktail shakers to commemorative medallions to radio cabinets.

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 in the print edition look the same as this. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status.


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Geddes belief in the automobile as the defining force of the future was sadly prescient. A nearly fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 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 magiic a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed.

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Bel Geddes was a polymath who had no academic or professional training in the activities he mastered — designing stage sets, costumes, and lighting; creating theater buildings, offices, nightclubs, and houses; and gefdes prescient books and articles. Interviewed by Uta C. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. General Motors 25th anniversary medal,featuring teardrop shaped car.

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The majority of the photographs are detail shots from the Futurama exhibit by Richard Garrison. Write a customer review. Theatrical designer Industrial designer. The best cheap option to own this book is to use a search engine to find a free downloadable PDF scan of it; maybe hunt down Yeddes Geddes’s more famous work Horizons while you are at it.


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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Adrian, MichiganU. Airliner Number 4 Futurama Mark I computer case. Bel Geddes was both a visionary and a pragmatist who had a significant role in geddew not only modern America but also the nation’s image of itself as leading the way into the future.

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