Barbara Alexandra Szerlip on the life and work of Norman Bel Geddes
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
celebrating the release of
The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of Twentieth-Century America
from Melville House
Before there was Steve Jobs, there was Norman Bel Geddes. A ninth-grade dropout who found himself at the center of the worlds of industry, advertising, theater, and even gaming, Bel Geddes designed everything from the first all-weather stadium, to Manhattan's most exclusive nightclub, to Futurama, the prescient 1939 exhibit that envisioned how America would look in the not-too-distant 60s.
Barbara Alexandra Szerlip is an artist, editor, and graphic designer based in San Francisco.