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george nelson, on design

george nelson, on design

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In this compilation of 19 essays written during the 1960s and 1970s. Nelson tackles major issues that confront designers, including Tents, The Future of the Object, Topless Trinities, Scenarios for the Post-Modern City, The End of Architecture, and Design and Human Needs. With his analytical approach, Nelson provokes controversy and challenges traditional perspectives.

George Nelson was an American designer, architect, and writer who is known for his contributions to modern furniture design. Nelson was born in 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut and studied at Yale University, where he received a degree in architecture. He began his career as an architect and designer in the 1930s, and he worked for the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill before establishing his own design studio in 1947.

Nelson is best known for his furniture designs, which are characterized by their clean, modern lines and use of innovative materials and construction techniques. He was particularly interested in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing designs that could be mass-produced, and many of his furniture pieces were produced in large quantities by major manufacturers. Nelson's work has been widely exhibited and is held in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He died in 1986.


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