Learn how to appreciate the visuals with George Nelson’s iconic manifesto
Originally published in 1977 by iconic American furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, George Nelson's critically acclaimed manifesto on how to recognize, evaluate, and understand the objects and landscape of the man-made world has influenced generations of design professionals, students, and aficionados, “How to See by George Nelson” is a book with a cult following to appreciate and explore.
Forty years later, this iconic “manual” book has been brought back to life with a fresh, new look and feel “at a time when our collective fascination with design has gone global, by one of the 20th century's most important design thinkers and will continue to educate and inspire readers everywhere”.
One of the founding fathers of American modernism, industrial designer and architect George Nelson produced some of the twentieth century's most iconic objects, and served as the long-time director of design at Herman Miller.
"On the 40th anniversary of its initial release, [George Nelson's] guide to parsing the visual world and cutting through "aesthetic pollution" is as relevant today as ever" says Surface of Phaidon’s latest revisit of an old classic.
Revisit his legacy here