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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Theatrical designer Industrial designer. Don’t have a Kindle? Geddes belief in the automobile as the defining force of the future was sadly prescient.

Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. New Directions in Urban Planning. Norman Bel Geddes – was the first person to seriously apply the concepts of aerodynamics and streamlining to industrial design.

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Archived from the original PDF on February 23, Amazon Business Service for business customers. To Geddes, streamlining illustrated courage: This work is in the public domain 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. 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.


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. 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.

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 K-7 and The Bel Geddes 4″. Wells ‘ Things to Comehe assisted production designer William Cameron Menzies on the look of the world of tomorrow.

Bel Geddes opened an industrial-design studio inand designed a wide range of commercial products, from cocktail shakers to commemorative medallions to radio cabinets. This page was last edited on 21 Februaryat It takes vision and courage.