Norman Bel Geddes
Dover Publications, New York, 1977; originally published 1932, English
Nonfiction, Architecture; Nonfiction, Urban Design
ISBN: 9780486235141

The architecture and design plans of theatrical and industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes, creator of the General Motors Pavilion for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Bel Geddes applies aerodynamics to his designs, often cars and ships, and merges streamlined forms with fantasy.

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Craig Hodgetts

The futuristic, Popular Science magazine-style images created by Bel Geddes were built on a solid foundation of design fundamentals and bravely negotiated the line between fantasy and reality, demonstrating a quick grasp of urban design, aeronautical engineering, and architecture only equaled by Le Corbusier on the other side of the world. His facility in creating a practical, if sadly unrecognized, template for a romantic, heroic environment continues to inspire me.

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