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George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design

Published by MIT

George Nelson (1908-1986) was a pioneering modernist who ranks with such outstanding American designers as Raymond Loewy, Charles Eames, and Eliot Noyes. Nelson's office produced some of the twentieth century's canonical pieces of industrial design, many of which are still in production: the ball clock, the bubble lamp, and the sling sofa. Nelson also made major contributions to the storage wall, the shopping mall, the multimedia 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interviewed more than seventy of Nelson's friends, colleagues, employees, and clients, and obtained many previously unpublished images from corporate and private archives.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 1959 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Nelson was a serious and original thinker about design issues, Abercrombie quotes extensively from his published and unpublished writings, offering provocative new material to students of design theory and philosophy.

George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design





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NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

ISBN: 9781855144941 | US $19.95

Pub Date: 10/31/2014
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ISBN: 9781938922398 | US $29.95

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
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NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462081000 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2014
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Text by Adriaan Beukers, Ed van Hinte.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789064505386 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 4/30/2013
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Text by Ed van Hinte, Michel van Tooren.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789064506437 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 4/30/2013
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Dutch Design Yearbook 2012

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Edited by Timo de Rijk, Antoine Achten, Hans van de Markt. Text by Damon Taylor, Angelique Spaninks et al.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462080225 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 3/31/2013
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Edited by Timo de Rijk, Antoine Achten, Hans van de Markt.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789056628314 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/29/2012
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NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789056627553 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 1/31/2011
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By Vito Campanelli.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789056627706 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 1/31/2011
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By Penny Sparke.

THE PRESS OF THE NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

ISBN: 9780919616516 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2010
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Text by Ellen Lupton, Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid, Cynthia Smith.

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780910503877 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 5/31/2010
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Text by Gilead Duvshani.

WASMUTH

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