George Nelson Vitra Design Museum exhibit material

George Nelson Vitra Design Museum exhibit material

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Nelson Vitra Design Museum exhibit material
Creator: Nelson, George, 1908-1986
Inclusive Dates: 2008-2009
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: UA09-004
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

In 1952 noted American designer, Georgia Nelson (1908-1986) was invited to the University of Georgia by Art School Director, Lamar Dodd, to advise the faculty on an art curriculum. This led to Nelson, designer Charles Eames (1907-1978) and architect Alexander Girard (1907-1993) coming to the school in 1953 to present a sample lecture involving the integration of media such as film, tape recordings and slides. The lecture was entitled "Art X" and was presented multiple times, both at Georgia and at the University of California at Los Angeles. In 1957 Nelson returned to the University of Georgia to design the interiors of the new Georgia Center for Continuing Education building.

Scope and Content

In 2009 the Vitra Design Museum of Weil am Rhine, Germany staged a major exhibit of Nelson's work, including his activity at the University of Georgia. The museum kindly donated this copy of the exhibit catalog to the University Archives. Nelson's work at the University of Georgia is described on pages 172-175 of the handsomely-illustrated catalog.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Nelson exhibition catalog, UA09-004, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG2-10-1 (School of Art)

Related Materials and Subjects

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Exhibit catalog, George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher. Weil am Rhine, Germany. Vitra Design Stiftung gGmbH, 2008
12Exhibit materials printed from the Internet

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