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Nelson, George 1908-1986

Overview
Works: 208 works in 463 publications in 5 languages and 7,303 library holdings
Genres: Designs and plans  Biography  History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Illustrator, Other, Author of introduction, Artist
Classifications: NK1505, 745.4
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Most widely held works about George Nelson
 
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Problems of design by George Nelson( Book )

35 editions published between 1957 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 901 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 )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new edition of George Nelson's classic guide to visual appreciation, released on the fortieth anniversary of its original publication Originally published in 1977 by iconic American furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, George Nelson'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. Forty years later, this cult book has been brought back to life with a fresh, new look and feel. At a time when our collective fascination with design has gone global, by one of the 20th century's most important design thinkers and will continue to educate and inspire readers everywhere."--Publisher's website
George Nelson on design by George Nelson( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tomorrow's house by George Nelson( Book )

21 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chairs by George Nelson( Book )

26 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living spaces by George Nelson( Book )

16 editions published between 1952 and 1967 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tomorrow's house, how to plan your post-war home now by George Nelson( Book )

5 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Display by George Nelson( Book )

12 editions published between 1953 and 1956 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books for our time by Herbert Bayer( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 269 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
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 )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storage by George Nelson( Book )

10 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

George Nelson by Michael Webb( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 157 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 Herman Miller Furniture Company( Book )

13 editions published between 1952 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Herman Miller collection : Furniture designed by George Nelson, Charles Eames ... [et al.] by Inc Herman Miller( Book )

7 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civilized city( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features architect George Nelson, who explores the nature of the urban center in modern times and throughout history
Design for business survival = Design et survie commerciale by George Nelson( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and French and held by 56 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 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Building a new Europe : portraits of modern architects : essays by George Nelson, 1935-1936
Alternative Names
George Nelson

George Nelson Amerikaans ontwerper (1908-1986)

George Nelson Designer

George Nelson (designer) designer industriel

George Nelson designer industriel

George Nelson (tasarımcı)

Nelson, G. 1908-1986

Nelson, G. (George), 1908-1986

Nelson, George

Nelson, George H.

Nelson, George H. 1908-1986

Nelson, George Harold

Nelson, George Harold 1908-1986

Τζορτζ Νέλσον

Джордж Нельсон

جورج نلسون

ジョージ・ネルソン

ネルソン, ジョージ

Languages
English (259)

German (5)

French (3)

Spanish (2)

Russian (1)

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George NelsonGeorge Nelson : architect, writer, designer, teacher