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The Resource The man who designed the future : Norman Bel Geddes and the invention of twentieth-century America, B. Alexandra Szerlip

The man who designed the future : Norman Bel Geddes and the invention of twentieth-century America, B. Alexandra Szerlip

Label
The man who designed the future : Norman Bel Geddes and the invention of twentieth-century America
Title
The man who designed the future
Title remainder
Norman Bel Geddes and the invention of twentieth-century America
Statement of responsibility
B. Alexandra Szerlip
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Norman Bel Geddes designed everything from Broadway sets to Chrysler cars; from the first all-weather stadium to Futurama, the prescient 1939 World's Fair exhibit that would go down as the most popular of all time. In The Man Who Designed the Future, B. Alexandra Szerlip tells the astonishing story of a 9th grade dropout with a Midwestern twang who presided over a seismic shift in American culture--a moment in which entertainment became immersive, people became consumers, and the country came to look the way it does today"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Szerlip, Barbara
Dewey number
  • 745.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK1412.G43
LC item number
S94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geddes, Norman Bel
  • Designers
  • Design
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Geddes, Norman Bel
  • Design
  • Designers
  • United States
Label
The man who designed the future : Norman Bel Geddes and the invention of twentieth-century America, B. Alexandra Szerlip
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The boy from Adrian (1893-1912) -- Chicago/Detroit (1913-1916) -- Hollywood (1916-1917) -- Manhattan (1917-1919) -- From Dante to Gershwin (1919-1922) -- Prelude to a miracle (1923-1924) -- Hollywood/Paris (1925) -- Colossal in scale, appalling in complexity (1926-1935) -- Goods into roses (1920s) -- Skyscrapers/Streamlining (1931-1933) -- The democratization of design (1930s) -- What geniuses worry about (1930s) -- Too good to succeed: the Chrysler Airflow (1933-1937) -- Fickle mistress (1929-1937) -- Birth of a classic, death of a beauty (January 1938) -- Too goddamned Waldorf Astoria: the exhibit that nearly wasn't (1936-1940) -- Crystal Lassies, or, The future will be topless (1938-1940) -- Elephants in tutus (1940-1942) -- "...that stinking dirty, filthy piece about me in the New Yorker" (1941) -- All the wonders that would be (1940-1945) -- Quantity trumps quality (1945-1950) -- Prodigal daughter (1950s) -- Edith (1950-1958) -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn962141065
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 396 pages
Isbn
9781612195629
Lccn
2016050576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612195629
  • (OCoLC)962141065
Label
The man who designed the future : Norman Bel Geddes and the invention of twentieth-century America, B. Alexandra Szerlip
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The boy from Adrian (1893-1912) -- Chicago/Detroit (1913-1916) -- Hollywood (1916-1917) -- Manhattan (1917-1919) -- From Dante to Gershwin (1919-1922) -- Prelude to a miracle (1923-1924) -- Hollywood/Paris (1925) -- Colossal in scale, appalling in complexity (1926-1935) -- Goods into roses (1920s) -- Skyscrapers/Streamlining (1931-1933) -- The democratization of design (1930s) -- What geniuses worry about (1930s) -- Too good to succeed: the Chrysler Airflow (1933-1937) -- Fickle mistress (1929-1937) -- Birth of a classic, death of a beauty (January 1938) -- Too goddamned Waldorf Astoria: the exhibit that nearly wasn't (1936-1940) -- Crystal Lassies, or, The future will be topless (1938-1940) -- Elephants in tutus (1940-1942) -- "...that stinking dirty, filthy piece about me in the New Yorker" (1941) -- All the wonders that would be (1940-1945) -- Quantity trumps quality (1945-1950) -- Prodigal daughter (1950s) -- Edith (1950-1958) -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn962141065
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 396 pages
Isbn
9781612195629
Lccn
2016050576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612195629
  • (OCoLC)962141065

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