Photo tribute to Norman Bel Geddes’ elegant vision of form and function

The Norman Bel Geddes exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center prompted me to collect photos I’ve taken in the last two years that pay homage to his aesthetic. As a self-described naturalist his designs reflected the beauty and forms of nature.  Norman started designing sets and theaters then expanded his vision into every facet of modern life. He definitely did not let beauty go unnoticed and brought the simple elegance of art deco into mid-century American design.  His ethos:

“The greatest profit may be attended by beauty…that whatever is stupid and ugly cannot be possibly functionally superior.”