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JOHN VASSOS event at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library with Danielle Shapiro

When Oct 22, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 N Providence Rd., Wallingford, PA 19086
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John Vassos (Danielle Shapiro)Danielle Shapiro will be at the Helen Kate Furness Free Library on Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her new book, John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life.

 

Danielle Shapiro is the first to examine the life and work of John Vassos, who was the Radio Corporation of America’s key consultant designer through the rise of radio and television and into the computer era. Replete with rich behind-the-product stories of America’s design culture in the 1930s through the 1950s, this volume also chronicles the emergence of what was to become the nation’s largest media company.

 

"John Vassos energized the flow of products, people, and media with his streamlined designs for everything from kitchen appliances to turnstiles and radios. Danielle Shapiro has created an original portrait of this important designer and this key period in American design and popular culture." —Ellen Lupton, senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

 

"An expertly researched biography." —Journal of Design History

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