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*Download E-pub Ñ George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design ñ George Nelson was a pioneering modernist who ranks with Raymond Loewy, Charles Eames, and Eliot Noyes as one of America s outstanding designers Nelson s office produced some of the th century s canonical pieces of industrial design, many of which are still in production the ball clock, the bubble lamp and the sling sofa Nelson also made major contributions to the storage wall, the shopping mall, the multi media presentation, and the open plan office system The author of this biography was given access to Nelson s office archives and personal papers Reads like someone s term paper, but the photos are nice Many of us will connect the name George Nelson with mid century modern furniture design here the coconut chair, the marshmallow sofa or the highly popular slat bench may come to mind But George Nelson was muchthan just a creative furniture designer Abercrombie s George Nelson The Design of Modern Design shows us in a highly readable way the many ways in which Nelson contributed to the world of design First of all, he was a prolific and talented writer penning articles for Penc Many of us will connect the name George Nelson with mid century modern furniture design here the coconut chair, the marshmallow sofa or the highly popular slat bench may come to mind But George Nelson was muchthan just a creative furniture designer Abercrombie s George Nelson The Design of Modern Design shows us in a highly readable way the many ways in which Nelson contributed to the world of design First of all, he was a prolific and talented writer penning articles for Pencil Points, Fortune, Interiors Magazine, Architectural Forum, among others It is very fortunate since very entertaining that Abercrombie made ample use of Nelson s own prose to get across interesting and sometimes highly controversial points on the designer s views about design, art and architecture Further, Nelson served as design director for Herman Miller, dabbled in architecture e.g the Spaeth House or J.T Kirkpatrick House , was an important contributor to the fairly new discipline of Industrial Design, dazzled people with his exhibition designs e.g the Chrysler Pavilion in 1963 , designed fancy decor such as the ball clock, invented the bubble lamps and rethought in collaboration with Charles Eames how design should be taught at school The book also describes how Nelson established fruitful working relationships and friendships with other well known designers and architects, many of which lasted for decades Frank Lloyd Wright, Bucky Fuller, Irving Harper, Ray and Charles Eames, Alexander Girard, etc In sum, this is a highly readable, yet comprehensive account on the life and work of George Nelson The fact that it does not show too many color pictures of Nelson s designs does not take away any of its appeal