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Geddes, Norman Bel 1893-1958

Overview
Works: 159 works in 298 publications in 2 languages and 5,340 library holdings
Genres: Architectural drawings  History  Biography  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Experimental films  Pictorial works  Drama  Music  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Author, Artist, Costume designer, Director, Producer, Correspondent, Other
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Horizons by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

40 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 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 )

12 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 293 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
The photography of Francis Brugiere by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

3 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1917 and 1922 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 56 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 )

2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1960 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

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

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
Norman Bel Geddes designs America( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 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
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

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

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 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
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 5 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 )

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

Exhibition from March 28 until April 11 [1927?] ... [microform] : photographs & paintings by Francis Joseph Bruguière( Book )

2 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MAGIC MOTORWAYS (CLASSIC REPRINT) by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunisian battlefield by Norman Bel Geddes( )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 2 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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نورمن بل گدس

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Languages
English (159)

Italian (2)