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Norman Bel Geddes Designs America

Norman Bel Geddes Designs America
 
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Norman Bel Geddes Designs America is the first book to explore the entire life and career of the influential industrial designer, urban planner, and futurist.

With more than 400 illustrations drawn from the Harry Ransom Center, most previously unpublished, it examines for the first time his fantastical schemes for streamlined ocean liners, yachts, trains, buses, flying cars, and his most renowned project, the Futurama exhibit at the 1939–40 New York World's Fair, which to this day remains a useful model for city planning and design.

The book also explores Geddes's designs for the American home, from innovative radios to stoves and refrigerators and plans for factories, offices, nightclubs, and television studios.

Essays by leading scholars look at Geddes's revolutionary concepts for theater sets, costumes, lighting, and the theaters themselves.