WorldCat Identities

Maffei, Nic

Works: 5 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 360 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: NK1412.G43, 745.2092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nic Maffei
Norman Bel Geddes : American design visionary by Nic Maffei( Book )

13 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Bel Geddes has long been considered the f̀ounder' of American industrial design. During his long career he worked on everything from theatre design, world fairs and cars to houses and product and packaging design. Nicolas P. Maffei's magisterial biography draws on original material from the archive at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, and places Bel Geddes' work within the fast-changing cultural and intellectual contexts of his time. Maffei shows how Bel Geddes' futuristic but pragmatic style - his notion of p̀ractical vision' - was central to his work, and highly influential on the professional practice of American industrial design in general
Reading graphic design in cultural context by Grace Lees-Maffei( Book )

11 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reading Graphic Design in Cultural Context explains key ways of understanding and interpreting the graphic designs we see all around us, in advertising, branding, packaging and fashion. It situates these designs in their cultural and social contexts. Drawing examples from a range of design genres, leading design historians Grace Lees-Maffei and Nicolas P. Maffei explain theories of semiotics, postmodernism and globalization, and consider issues and debates within visual communication theory such as legibility, the relationship of word and image, gender and identity, and the impact of digital forms on design. Their discussion takes in well-known brands and everyday designed things including slogan t-shirts, car advertising, eBooks, corporate logos, posters and music packaging"--Back cover
Shininess( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on food packaging design( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

NORMAN BEL GEDDES : founding american design by Nic Maffei( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.52 (from 0.49 for Reading gr ... to 0.94 for Norman Bel ...)

Alternative Names
Maffei, Nic

Maffei, Nicolas P.

English (29)