Prelinger Archives

Prelinger Archives

American Look. (Part III) (1958)

Streaming Video - 2010
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This Prelinger Archives film celebrates the beauty and diversity of 1950s design, illustrating the work of skilled designers or design teams as its presents a wide range of objects and automotive styles. A detailed visit to the General Motors Technical Design Center in Warren, Michigan, reveals the fascinating activities of GM car design as it takes shape in drawings, paintings, clay sculpture, fiberglass molds, and metal. Other futuristic subjects, including appliances and utensils from the "Kitchen of Tomorrow" as well as selected houses and cars, adorn the screen. Wrap-up narration declares that "wherever we go...we can all depend on the stylist to beautify everything we need. From the eye appeal and swift effectiveness of the smallest utensils...to the serene grandeur of our glistening structures, the hand of the stylist is ever designing changes to improve our life of the future.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1958
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (11 min.) :,sd., col

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