Norman Bel Geddes
(1893 - 1958)
Norman Melancton Bel Geddes was active/lived in New York, Illinois, California, Michigan. Norman Bel Geddes is known for industrial and theatre set design, genre, sculpture, writing.
Biography Norman Bel Geddes
Following is text from an exhibition review of work by Norman Bel Geddes at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin.
"I Have Seen the Future:?Norman Bel Geddes Designs America"
September 11, 2012 - January 6, 2013
When you drive on an interstate highway, attend a multimedia Broadway show, or watch a football game in an all-weather stadium, you owe a debt of gratitude to Norman Bel Geddes (1893-1958). Bel Geddes was both a visionary and a pragmatist who had a significant role in shaping not only modern America but also the nation's image of itself as leading the way into the future. Bel Geddes was a polymath who had no academic or professional training in the activities he mastered—designing stage sets, c
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