Phaidon Press Ltd.



di Gordon Bruce

ELIOT NOYES. A Pioneer of Design and Architecture in the american Modernism

This is the first publication about Eliot Noyes (1910–77), an important figure in twentieth-century design in America. His influential and successful career stretched from his position as the first Director of Industrial Design at MoMA in the 1940s to Consulting Director of Design for key businesses such as IBM, Mobil Oil and Westinghouse. This book traces Noyes’ life and pioneering career, emphasizing his work for the corporate industries, to which he introduced key designers, artists and architects such as Paul Rand, Alexander Calder and Marcel Breuer, as well as his architectural projects and lectures. The focus is on the ideas he eschewed throughout his life and the influence he exerted on the design world.

Gordon Bruce is an industrial designer who worked for Eliot Noyes from the late sixties until Noyes’ death in 1977. He lectures internationally on design and is a regular guest judge and critic for schools and competitions. He has served as advisor to the International Industrial Design Conference of Aspen and was Chairman of the Product Design Division of the Innovative Design laboratory of Samsung. His own designs and writings have appeared in numerous magazines including AXIS, Scientific American, Domus, ID and Time.

Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta
Formato: 26,5x29,5
Pagine: 240
Immagini a colori-b/n: 350
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2006

ISBN: 9780714843506