Video: Norman Bel Geddes

Norman Bel Geddes was a highly influential American designer who created a certain streamlined vision of the urban future. These two videos explain his legacy and influence. The first is a 3-min intro to a 2012 museum exhibition of his work called, “I have seen the future.” It includes a number of his iconic representations of futuristic cities, cars, etc., in a “Disneyland” style (as the narrator describes it). The second is a longer, narrated PowerPoint lecture (38 min) by a teacher of industrial design history, providing a more complete picture of Geddes work.

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