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George Nelson: Architect-Writer-Designer-Teacher

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Vitra Design Museum - George Nelson: Architect-Writer-Designer-Teacher
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The American designer and architect George Nelson (1908-1986) would have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2008. Nelson was one of the embossing figures of American design of the second half of the 20th century. The Yale graduated architect wasn’t only an important designer, but he was also a recognized author and publisher, professor, exposer and passionate photographer. As design director of the furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, Nelosn embossed the programme and the appearance of the company during more than two decades: a pioneering work of Corporate Design. Many classics of modern furniture and interior design emerged out of that cooperation. Moreover, Nelson intensely focussed on living in, planning and equipping houses. Also important was his role as thinker for the development of modern office landscapes. Furthermore Nelson was brilliant as intelligent author and publisher of numerous books and more than 100 articles and essays about design.

The exposition catalogue is published with the first all-including retrospective of George Nelson’s work. With eight comments of German and American design historians, the publication concentrates on all parts of Nelson’s work, much of them explained for the first time. Moreover the catalogue contains an illustrated works register. The exposition catalogue is an English publication about the life and work of George Nelosn. The greatest part of the images came from Geroge Nelson in the archive of the Vitra Design Museum and was unpublished before.

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  • Author: Alexander von Vegesack
  • ISBN-13: 9783931936815 (Language: German)
  • ISBN-13: 9783931936822 (Language: English)
  • Published: Sep 2008
  • Cover: pocket book
  • Pages: 300 / 349
  • Weight: 1520 g
  • Format: 289x242x25 mm


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Details author: Alexander von Vegesack, 300 pages, paperback, language: English
Colour Multicoloured
Dimensions Height: 2.5 cm, Depth: 24.2 cm, Length: 28.9 cm
Weight 1.52 kg (without packaging)
Item no. 122882
EAN 9783931936822
Design George Nelson
Category Books on Designers

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