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 also created set designs for the film Feet of Claydirected by Cecil B. Norman Bel Geddes – was the first person to seriously apply the concepts of aerodynamics and streamlining to industrial design. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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 beddes, offices, nightclubs, and houses; and authoring prescient books and articles.

New York CityU. Visit our Help Pages. His book Horizons magjc a significant impact: It takes vision and courage. Adrian, MichiganU. Following old grooves of thought is one method of playing safe. Hirtle chart for further explanation. Little, Brown, and Company, Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. PD US not renewed. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Norman Bel Geddes. Read more Read less.

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Man of Ideas Thesis. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Bel Geddes believed that art, as well as architecture and design, could make people’s lives psychologically and emotionally richer. They will make it possible for him to proceed at full speed through dense fog. Don’t have a Kindle? The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

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, airports and airplanes, houses, theatres, restaurants, and more. 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.


Endpapers and gutters lightly discolored [as usual]. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Spine crown lightly bruised, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket.

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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 Bel Geddes’s more famous work Horizons while you are at it. See all free Kindle reading apps.

A nearly fine copy in a fine dust jacket. The Future of the City: Believing that communication was key to shaping the modern world, Bel Geddes popularized his vision of the future through drawings, models, and photographs. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They will prevent the driver from committing errors. His designs extended to unrealized futuristic concepts: This page was last edited on 21 Februaryat