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From the Beats to the Ramones, from Warhol's legendary film Chelsea Girls to MoMA catalogs for the Bruce Nauman and Adrian Piper retrospectives, and announcing D.A.P. distribution for Skira, Lars Müller, and Inventory Press

  

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Norman Bel Geddes Designs America


Norman Bel Geddes Designs America accompanies a landmark exhibition exploring the career of Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958), one of the 20th century’s foremost theatrical and industrial designers. This companion volume explores Bel Geddes’s life and career in comprehensive detail through nearly 100 projects, ranging from streamlined airplanes, ships, and cars, to stage sets, appliances, and much more. Both the exhibition and the book bring together never-before-seen drawings, models, photographs, and films drawn from the Ransom Center’s Bel Geddes collection. He is perhaps best known for his Futurama display for the General Motors Highways and Horizons exhibit at the New York World’s Fair of 1939–40, which to this day remains a useful model for city planning and design. The exhibition is curated by Donald Albrecht, who contributed the book’s introduction and serves as its editor. In addition to Albrecht, who has written the introduction, twenty scholars have contributed essays. The exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America opens in September 2012 at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, and will travel to the Museum of the City of New York.
Norman Bel Geddes Designs America

FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

Spector Cut + Paste: #1-4

SPECTOR CUT + PASTE: #1-4

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669045 | US $27.00

Pub Date: 9/1/2013
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Léo Favier: What, You Don't Know Grapus?

LéO FAVIER: WHAT, YOU DON'T KNOW GRAPUS?

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669496 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 1/1/2015
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Taking a Line for a Walk

TAKING A LINE FOR A WALK

Edited with text by Nina Paim, Emilia Bergmark, Corinne Gisel.

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959050814 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 1/9/2016
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Co-Op Principle: Hannes Meyer and the Concept of Collective Design

CO-OP PRINCIPLE: HANNES MEYER AND THE CONCEPT OF COLLECTIVE DESIGN

Edited by Raquel Franklin. Text by Claudia Perren, Astrid Volpert.

SPECTOR BOOKS/STIFTUNG BAUHAUS DESSAU

ISBN: 9783959050104 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2016
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Bauhaus News: Contemporary Remarks

BAUHAUS NEWS: CONTEMPORARY REMARKS

SPECTOR BOOKS/BAUHAUS KOOPERATION BERLIN DESSAU WEIMAR

ISBN: 9783959050579 | US $29.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2015
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Design as an Attitude

DESIGN AS AN ATTITUDE

By Alice Rawsthorn. Edited by Clément Dirié.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037645215 | US $29.95

Pub Date: 6/26/2018
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Charas: The Improbable Dome Builders

CHARAS: THE IMPROBABLE DOME BUILDERS

Introduction by Buckminster Fuller. Text by Syeus Mottel. Interview by Ben Estes.

PIONEER WORKS PRESS/THE SONG CAVE

ISBN: 9781945711053 | US $27.00

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design and Fashion

SONIA DELAUNAY: ART, DESIGN AND FASHION

Text by Marta Ruiz del Árbol, Cécile Godefroy, Matteo de Leeuw-de Monti.

FUNDACIóN COLECCIóN THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA

ISBN: 9788417173012 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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Design Is Storytelling

DESIGN IS STORYTELLING

By Ellen Lupton.

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9781942303190 | US $17.95

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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Mixed Matters: A Multi-Material Design Compendium

MIXED MATTERS: A MULTI-MATERIAL DESIGN COMPENDIUM

Edited by Kostas Grigoriadis.

JOVIS

ISBN: 9783868594218 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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Brutal Beauty: Violence and Contemporary Design

BRUTAL BEAUTY: VIOLENCE AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Edited by Marta Herford. Text by Max Borka, Friederike Fast, Roland Nachtigäller.

KERBER

ISBN: 9783735602169 | US $24.95

Pub Date: 9/27/2016
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Top This and Other Parables of Design

TOP THIS AND OTHER PARABLES OF DESIGN

By Phil Patton. Introduction by Edward Tufte. Foreword by Caroline Baumann.

COOPER HEWITT

ISBN: 9781942303152 | US $17.95

Pub Date: 4/26/2016
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