Pioneer of design and architecture in the age of American modernism Eliot Noyes (1910–1977) is one of the under-recognized architects of the Modern movement—one of New Canaan’s Harvard Five whose concurrent career as a revolutionizing industrial designer forever changed the role of design and architecture in corporate America. Noyes worked for Gropius and Breuer, served as MoMA’s first director of industrial design, led Eliot Noyes and Associates, and lived his prescription that “Design is a means by which you see yourself and a means by which you express yourself to others.”
DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State invites you to join Gordon Bruce, award-winning industrial designer and author of Eliot Noyes, A pioneer of design and architecture in the age of American Modernism, with guest Fred Noyes, architect and son of Eliot Noyes, as they present a fascinating profile of this remarkably visionary force in 20th-century design. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Thursday March 15, 6:30pm
76 Ninth Avenue, 11th floor (between W. 15th and W. 16th)
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Just released: Eliot Noyes, A pioneer of design and architecture in the age of American Modernism 240 pages; 350 illustrations, Phaidon, February 2007