Founders of American Industrial Design

Founders of American Industrial Design

by Carroll Gantz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786476862
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/03/2014
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Carroll Gantz is a professional industrial designer who holds several dozen patents. A long-time Black & Decker design director, and a Carnegie Mellon University professor, he is a past president of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). He lives on Seabrook Island in South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

Introduction 3

1 The "Artless" and "Art" Industries 5

2 The Arrival of Art Deco 17

3 Modern Design Meets the Depression 29

4 Streamlining and the Chicago Fair 42

5 Industrial Design Unleashed 56

6 Recovery, Plastics, and Education 69

7 Labor Design and Design Organization 81

8 War Drums and the New York Fair 95

9 Organic Design and World "War II 110

10 "The Club" and Postwar 123

11 Celebrity and "Good Design" 134

12 Competition and Controversy 146

13 Cold War, Mergers, and Computers 161

14 Postmodern and Passages 174

Chapter Notes 185

Bibliography 188

Index 191

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