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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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? His book Horizons had a significant impact: University of Motorwayw Press.

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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. This large collection includes models, drafts, watercolor designs, research notes, project proposals, and correspondence.

Retrieved from ” https: 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. 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.


It takes vision and courage. His designs extended to unrealized futuristic concepts: Bel Geddes expounded a philosophy of “essential forms” evolved from their systems of use.

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Endpapers and gutters lightly discolored [as usual]. It was an immense model of America, circaseen by 27, visitors daily who exited with a pin proclaiming “I Have Seen the Future. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Norman Bel Geddes. Magic Motorways by Norman Bel Geddes cover.

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A nearly fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bel Geddes was both a visionary and a pragmatist who had a significant role in shaping not only modern America but also the nation’s image of itself as leading the way into the future. Horizontal resolution 72 dpi Vertical resolution 72 dpi. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Not only that, but the printed area is the size of the screen of a Kindle, not the size of the paper, so it has 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.

This work is in the public motogways because it was published in the United States between and and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed. But it deprives one of initiative and takes too long.

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He influenced the behavior of American consumers and helped make industrial and theater design into modern businesses. The following other wikis use gedces file: Bel Geddes opened an industrial-design studio inand designed a wide range of commercial products, from cocktail shakers to commemorative medallions to radio cabinets.

The majority of the photographs are detail shots from the Futurama exhibit by Richard Garrison.