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Philip McConnell typescripts, [ca. 1957]

McConnell, Philip, 1900-1958

Industrial designer, Author


Collection Information

Size: 357 Pages, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Manuscripts on form and the aesthetics of mass production.
REEL 8: An unpublished typescript "The Bridge of Form," 137 p., a study of the way in which shape and form provide connections between otherwise dissimilar people.
REEL 5124: An unpublished typescript, "The Bulldozer and the Paradox: An Essay on the Aesthetics of Mass Production," 220 p.

Biographical/Historical Note

Writer, industrial designer; Millstone, N.J. Director, Society of Industrial Designers.


The "Bridge of Form" was donated by McConnell, 1958; "The Bulldozer and the Paradox" by his widow, Barbara B. McConnell, 1990.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 8 & 5124 (fr. 1146-1369) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Philip McConnell typescripts, [ca. 1957]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.