Albright Art Gallery: GOOD DESIGN IS YOUR BUSINESS. The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1947.

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GOOD DESIGN IS YOUR BUSINESS

Walter Dorwin Teague, Richard Marsh Bennett, Edward S. Evans, Jr. [essays]

Andrew C. Ritchie [foreword]: GOOD DESIGN IS YOUR BUSINESS. Buffalo, NY: The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery Publication, 1947. First edition. A good or better soft cover book with thick printed wrappers and minor shelf wear including creasing, rubbing and a bumped corner. Faint paperclip impression on FEP. Otherwise, interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print.

8.5 x 11 soft cover book with 98 pages and 166 black-and-white illustrations and 4 text illustrations: "The resulting show seems to me a peculiarly happy example of what can be achieved when an American business seeks to promote the public welfare on a high plane. By doing so it, of course, shows enlightened self interest, since any public improvement which may derive from the exhibition and the ideas expressed in this monograph will inevitably redound to the advantage and improvement of business' products themselves."

  • Foreword by Andrew C. Ritchie
  • Industrial Design, What It Is and What It Does by Walter Dorwin Teague
  • The Education of the Industrial Designer by Richard Marsh Bennett
  • The Manufacturer's Position by Edward S. Evans, Jr.
  • A Consumer Looks for Good Designs (illustrated) by Charles P. Parkhurst, Jr.: includes out-of-doors, furniture, dining room, kitchen equipment and kitchenware, packaging and appliances
  • List of Designers
  • List of Manufacturers

Designers and manufacturers include Raymond Loewy Assoc. for Studebaker, Charles Eames for Evans Products Co. Molded Plywood Division, Alvar Aalto for Artek-Pascoe, Ewald Holtkamp for Artek-Pascoe, Morris Sanders for The Mengel Company, Jens Risom for Knoll Assoc., Jens Risom for Jens Risom Design, Ewald Holtkamp for Wood-Lines, Hendrik Van-Keppel and Taylor Green for Van Keppel-Green, Edgar Bartolucci and Jack Waldheim for Bartolucci-Waldheim, Kurt Versen for Kurt Versen Co., Walter Von Nessen for Nessen Studio, Russel Wright for Raymor, Raymond Loewy Assoc. for Emerson Radio, Russel Wright for Bauer Pottery Co., Russel Wright for Iroquois China Co., F. Carlton Ball for F. Carlton Ball, George Thompson for Steuben Glass,  Pitt Petri for Pitt Petri, Walter Von Nessen for A. H. Heisey and Co., Dr. Peter Schlumbohm for Chemex Corp., Dr. Peter Schlumbohm  for Dr. Peter Schlumbohm , Wade E. Ballard for Modern Plastic Co., James Prestini for James Prestini, Raymond Loewy Assoc. for Frigidaire, Walter Dorwin Teague for Frozen Foods Products, Henry Dreyfuss for The Washburn Co., Dorothy Draper for Dorothy Gray, Raymond Loewy Assoc. for Dorothy Gray, Charles C. S. Dean for Loft Candy Corp., Raymond Loewy Assoc. for International Harvester Co., Raymond Loewy Assoc. for Armour and Co.,  Raymond Loewy Assoc. for Kroger, Egmont Arens for The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., Egmont Arens for Rockwood Chocolate  Co., Henry Dreyfuss for  the Hoover Co., Egmont Arens for Kitchenaid Division, The Hobart Manufacturing Co., Henry Dreyfuss for Westclox and many many more.

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