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Raymond Loewy (1893 - 1986)

Related: streamline design - car - Modernism - industrial design - design - USA


Raymond Loewy (November 5, 1893 - July 14, 1986) is one of the best known industrial designers of the 20th Century. Born in France, Loewy spent most of his professional career in the United States, where he influenced countless aspects of American life.

Loewy married Jean Thomson in 1931; the marriage would last until 1945. He became a U.S. citizen in 1938. His second marriage, to Viola Erickson, took place in 1948. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Loewy [Feb 2006]

Industrial Design (1989) - Raymond Loewy

Industrial Design (1989) - Raymond Loewy [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

From Publishers Weekly
Industrial designer Loewy has, according to PW , " put his stamp on the contours of our modern environment." The Lucky Strike pack, the Shell and Exxon logos and the Greyhound bus are but a few of his contributions. This picture album is comprised of some 700 illustrations, sketches and photos. --Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
If there is a designer whose name is synonymous with industrial design it is Raymond Loewy (1893-1986). What Charles and Ray Eames are to furniture design, Raymond Loewy is to industrial design--the modern master. Among the literally thousands of his well-known forms, shapes, and designs are the Coca-Cola bottle, the Studebaker, the U.S. Post Office logo, streamlined trains and ocean liners, the Shell and Exxon logos, and the Lucky Strike package. In Industrial Design the pioneering half-century of Loewy's career is offered in a stunning visual presentation of his most famous design achievements together with his personal account of a life in design. With mid-century modern design experiencing an incredible resurgence, this book is a key reference for that look.

Raymond Loewy and Streamlined Design (1999) - Philippe Tretiack

Raymond Loewy and Streamlined Design (1999) - Philippe Tretiack [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

From car to train design to product packaging, Raymond Loewy has left an indelibly stamp on American culture. Over the 70 years of his career, Loewy, known for streamlined design, created mythical objects which came to be associated with the very image of America itself: The Coca-Cola bottle and truck, the Greyhound bus, the package of Lucky Strike cigarettes, the Studebaker automobile, and much more. This remarkable book recounts the hidden, captivating story of a key figure in the history of American design and includes period and current photos of his most notable designs.

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