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Geddes, Norman Bel 1893-1958

Overview
Works: 174 works in 338 publications in 2 languages and 5,939 library holdings
Genres: Architectural drawings  History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Experimental films  Dance films  Silent films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Director, Other, Producer, Artist, Costume designer, Correspondent
Classifications: NK1105, 745
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Horizons by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

42 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating treatise by Bel Geddes on his design maxims and visions for products relating to transportation, housing, factories, theaters, etc." -- Description from Artisan Books & Bindery
Magic motorways by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

15 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Signed presentation to Vincent Astor, the son of John Jacob Astor IV, dated 20 March 1940. Profusely illustrated, approximately 187 photographs, maps and plans. An early, influential road classic the truth of which remains fixed fifty years later. Bel Geddes in his opening chapter says, "The real trouble with American highways in the simple fact that they are not designed for teh traffic they bear." --description from Royoung Bookseller Inc
Unseen cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 1930 and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viva La Dance is part of the film retrospective Unseen Cinema that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Tilly Losch was an established dancer, choreographer, and actress who studied at the Vienna Imperial Opera ballet school. Max Reinhardt brought her to the U.S., where she enthralled audiences with her celebrated hand dance in musicals, ballets, and avant-garde performances. She made brief but memorable dance appearances in several Hollywood films. -- Bruce Posner Visionary stage designer, theater architect, and industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes shot hundreds of 16mm movies for research and pleasure. His amateur productions ranged from travelogues and science films to studies of humans in motion. Here Bel Geddes films Tilly Losch at the height of her Broadway career. -- Bruce Posner Norman Bel Geddes was a visionary stage designer, theater architect, and industrial designer. A pioneer in stage design and lighting, he was involved in more than one hundred plays, motion pictures, and other theatrical performances. As an industrial designer, he was identified with the popular streamline style of the 1930s. --Bruce Posner. 16mm 1.37:1 black and white silent with music 20fps 6:38 minutes. Production Nutshell Pictures Corp
The photography of Francis Brugiere by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

4 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A project for a theatrical presentation of the Divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

4 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunderbird : piano suite, op. 63, founded upon American Indian folk songs and dances by Charles Wakefield Cadman( )

7 editions published between 1917 and 1922 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. Ray Comstock and Morris Gest present for the first time in America the stupendous, spectacular pantomime, the miracle by Oliver M Sayler( Book )

4 editions published between 1924 and 1926 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracle in the evening : an autobiography by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

10 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city of tomorrow, model 1937 by Jeffrey L Meikle( Book )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Bel Geddes designs America( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Note de l'éditeur
The Miracle by Karl Vollmöller( Book )

4 editions published between 1925 and 1926 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Opera House, Edward Loeb, manager, Broad and Poplar Streets, Philadelphia, F. Ray Comstock and Morris Gest present the most stupendous production in world's history "The Miracle," F. Ray Comstock and Morris Gest have the great honor to present for the first time in Philadelphia "The Miracle," in three acts and eight scenes staged by Max Reinhardt, book by Karl Vollmoeller, score by Engelbert Humperdinck and Friedrich Schirmer, production designed by Norman Bel-Geddes, built by J.P. Carey and Company. Conductor of the orchestra, Einar Nilson, entire production under personal supervision of Morris Gest, general manager for F. Ray Comstock and Morris Gest W.H. Oviatt
Tomorrow's homes for the many by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toledo tomorrow by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Motors Highways & horizons : New York World's Fair( Book )

2 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Bel Geddes war maneuver models created for Life magazine : January 26 to March 5, the Museum of Modern Art by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Bel Geddes : an exhibition of theatrical and industrial designs, Michener Galleries, Humanities Research Center, 10 June-22 July 1979 by Jennifer Davis Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viva la dance : the beginnings of ciné-dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time. Some of the first films ever made featured Annabelle's skirt dance, hand-painted in glowing colours. Isadora Duncan and Ruth St Denis' innovations found their way into Diana the huntress (1916) and The soul of the cypress (1920). Highly cinematic renditions of dance evolved in Stella Simon's Hände (1928), Hector Hoppin's La joie de vivre (1934) and Busby Berkeley's "Don't say goodnight" from Wonder Bar (1934). In counterpoint, ciné-dance experiments by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Oskar Fischinger, Douglass Crockwell, Slavko Vorkapich and Norman McLaren dispensed with actual dancers in favour of colour, shape, line and form choreographed into abstract light-play
"Dead end" by Lillian Hellman( Book )

3 editions published between 1935 and 1936 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belasco Theatre (ownership and management of Hazel L. Rice, Inc.) 115 W. 44th St. Norman Bel Geddes presents "Dead End," by Sidney Kingsley, directed by Mr. Kingsley, produced under the personal supervision of Mr. Geddes. Scenery supervision by Robert Barnhardt, clothes supervision by Frances Waite
Miracle in the Evening. An autobiography ... Edited by William Kelley by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bel Geddes, Norman.

Bel Geddes, Norman 1893-1958

Geddes, Norman-Bel

Geddes Norman Bel 1893-1958

Geddes, Norman Melancton.

Norman Bel Geddes

Norman Bel Geddes Amerikaans architect

Norman Bel Geddes architetto, designer e scenografo statunitense

Norman Bel Geddes US-amerikanischer Produktdesigner

Νόρμαν Μπελ Γκίντες

Бел Геддес, Норман

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نورمان بل جيدز

نورمان بل غيدز

نورمن بل گدس

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诺曼·紀迪斯

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English (179)

Italian (2)