Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1975. First Edition. Octavo (28 cm.) Original pictorial wraps. 64 pp. Green, blue, yellow and red striping with white lettering to front and spine. Some modest scuffing to spine and edges. Very Good. Item #38
In 1975, Mildred S. Friedman curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, created an exhibition that would elevate modern design. This exhibition catalog served as an overview of four American post-war industrial design pioneers: George Nelson, the House of Eames (Charles and Ray), Alexander Girard and Robert Probst, all consultants to American furniture company Herman Miller. This catalog of the now iconic designs under Herman Miller includes numerous photos in both black and white of the furniture, textiles and architecture that still greatly influences material designers today, from molded plywood chairs to the original office furniture of "Action Office". Introduction by George Nelson. Without seperately printed checklist of exhibition. Mildred Friedman editor of Design Quarterly for 20 years was in the audience for the famous multi-media experimental "Sample Lesson" lecture of Eames, Nelson and Girard in 1952.