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Friday, November 9 –  Saturday, November 10, 2012

“George Nelson: Design for Living, American Mid-Century Design and Its Legacy Today”

Coinciding with the exhibition “George Nelson: Architect / Writer / Designer / Teacher” (see above), this symposium will examine Nelson’s work in the context of its time, and the legacy of mid-century modern design today. Nelson and his contemporaries (among them Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Florence Knoll) helped to evolve the Bauhaus aesthetic into a more colorful, playful, technically savvy, and versatile idiom evocative of life in post-war America. From the Marshmallow Sofa for Herman Miller to the multimedia display “Visions of the U.S.A.” designed for the 1959 Sokolniki Park exhibition in Moscow, Nelson’s highly collaborative approach to design has had a lasting influence.

Open to: General public
Admission: Free
Contact Information: Yale School of Architecture, 203-432-2288

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