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Title:George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Stanley Abercrombie Faia, Ettore Sottsass
Publisher:MIT Press (MA)
ISBN:0262011425
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Number of Pages:353
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George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design by Stanley Abercrombie Faia, Ettore Sottsass

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design George Nelson a pioneering modernist ranks with Raymond Loewy Charles Eames and Eliot Noyes as one of America s outstanding designers Nelson s office produced some of the twentieth century s canonical pieces of industrial design including the ball clock the bubble lamp and the sling sofa many of which are still in production Nelson also made major contributions to the storage wall the shopping mall the multi media presentation and the open plan office system The author of this definitive biography was given access to Nelson s office archives and personal papers He also interviewed more than of Nelson s friends colleagues employees and clients including the late D J De Pree former head of the Herman Miller Furniture Company and Nelson s chief patron and obtained many previously unpublished images from corporate and private archives The full range of Nelson s work is represented from product and furniture design to packaging and graphics to large scale projects such as the Fairchild house and the American National Exhibition in Moscow Because Nelson was a serious and original thinker about design issues Abercrombie quotes extensively from his published and unpublished writings offering provocative new material to students of design theory and philosophy The appendixes compiled by Judith Nasatir include a chronology of Nelson s work a biographical chronology and two bibliographies one of writings by Nelson and the other of writings about him

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