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Nelson, George 1908-1986

Overview
Works: 248 works in 482 publications in 5 languages and 7,408 library holdings
Genres: Architectural drawings  Biography  History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Other, Artist
Classifications: N7430.5, 745.4
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Problems of design by George Nelson( Book )

36 editions published between 1957 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six articles on designers and designing, art, architecture, planning, and interiors
How to see : visual adventures in a world God never made by George Nelson( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the author's critically acclaimed manifesto on how to recognize, evaluate, and understand the objects and landscape of the man-made world has influenced generations of design professionals, students, and aficionados
George Nelson on design by George Nelson( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chairs by George Nelson( Book )

26 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, [George Nelson] traces the evolution of the chair and examines those being produced today in bentwood, laminated wood, molded plastic, solid wood, metal, and upholstery. Chairs, sofas, benches, and other seating by 137 designers are included. Many are by architects and industrial designers, indicating the challenge the chair holds for both specialists as well as practitioners in other fields"--Dust jacket
Living spaces by George Nelson( Book )

15 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this book, Interiors, a monthly periodical published for professionals in all branches of interior design, answers the demand for a popular and comprehensive book on contemporary interiors. The book's editor, architect and designer George Nelson, ties its 232 illustrations together with an introduction and running commentary that points out the problems faced by each of the 81 designers involved, as well as their solutions. This survey of the best of today's living spaces is one that graphically presents the contemporary feeling in the elements of space, volume, texture, light, color, and form--Excerpted and adapted from the dust jacket
Tomorrow's house, how to plan your post-war home now by George Nelson( Book )

8 editions published in 1945 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Display by George Nelson( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1956 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a new Europe : portraits of modern architects : essays by George Nelson, 1935-1936 by George Nelson( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architect, designer, and architectural critic, George Nelson (1908-1986) was a young and impressionable architect when he wrote a series of articles in 1935 and 1936 that eloquently introduced astonishing buildings and fascinating personalities from across the Atlantic to wider American audiences. Building a New Europe presents this important collection of writings together for the first time. The subjects of Nelson's essays include figures both major (Mies van Der Rohe and Le Corbusier) and minor (Helweg-Moeller and Ivar Tengbom). All of these architects would soon be affected by World War II--they would be put out of work or seek new careers abroad. Nelson's essays spark fascinating questions about the canon of modernism: how would circumstances in the pre-war years cause some architects to rise and others to fall
Books for our time by Marshall Lee( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man transforms : an international exhibition on aspects of design for the opening of the Smithsonian Institution's, National Museum of Design, Cooper-Hewitt Museum by Cooper-Hewitt Museum( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storage by George Nelson( Book )

9 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time, the 303 illustrations in this new book collect in a single volume the problem-solving storage ideas of 138 leading designers for facilities that can be bought or built in--shelf systems, storage walls, room dividers, unit furniture and utility rooms. Some are so new that names had to be invented for them. Some are eminently practical new solutions to the problem of fitting storage structures to specific needs. Others break through old barriers with new design ideas for furniture that makes imaginative (and handsome) use of space"--Dust jacket
Tomorrow's house by George Nelson( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to see : a guide to reading our man-made environment by George Nelson( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tomorrow's house; a complete guide for the home-builder by George Nelson( Book )

21 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial architecture of Albert Kahn, inc by George Nelson( Book )

9 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Nelson by Michael Webb( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compact Design Portfolio: George Nelson explores the long and productive career of an architect who became a towering figure of twentieth-century design as a writer, advocate, impresario, and the head of a unique collaborative design office. Most of the products we associate with Nelson - the platform bench, Marshmallow love seat, Coconut chair, Sling sofa, and bubble lamps - were designed by his talented associates, but it was Nelson who provided the spark. He was among the first to send good design into the general marketplace - notably as design director of and then consultant to Herman Miller." "The Nelson office worked on the cutting edge of design and put to practical use their work in the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow - a triumph of technology and enlightened public relations at the height of the Cold War. Nelson himself pioneered the pedestrian shopping mall, developed a revolutionary concept of storage, and pushed the envelope on residential design. He collaborated with some of the foremost designers of his era, including Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, Isamu Noguchi, and Buckminster Fuller. With an abundance of images and an insightful essay by design critic Michael Webb, Compact Design Portfolio: George Nelson celebrates this inclusive genius of classic mid-twentieth century design."--Jacket
The Herman Miller collection by Inc Herman Miller( Book )

8 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civilized city( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features architect George Nelson, who explores the nature of the urban center in modern times and throughout history
The Herman Miller collection : Furniture designed by George Nelson, Charles Eames ... [et al.] by Inc Herman Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Nelson : Architekt, Autor, Designer, Lehrer ; [Ausstellung 13. September 2008-1. März 2009] by George Nelson( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Building a new Europe : portraits of modern architects : essays by George Nelson, 1935-1936
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Alternative Names
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George Nelson Amerikaans ontwerper (1908-1986)

George Nelson Designer

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George Nelson (tasarımcı)

Nelson, G. 1908-1986

Nelson, G. (George), 1908-1986

Nelson, George

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Nelson, George H.

Nelson, George H. 1908-1986

Nelson George Harold

Nelson, George Harold 1908-1986

Τζορτζ Νέλσον

Джордж Нельсон

Нельсон Дж.

Нельсон Джордж

ג'ורג' נלסון (מעצב)

جورج نلسون

ジョージ・ネルソン

ネルソン, ジョージ

Languages
English (235)

German (5)

Spanish (3)

French (1)

Russian (1)