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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REEL 8: An unpublished typescript "The Bridge of Form," 137 p., a study of the way in which shape and form provide connections between otherwise dissimilar people.
REEL 5124: An unpublished typescript, "The Bulldozer and the Paradox: An Essay on the Aesthetics of Mass Production," 220 p.
Philip McConnell typescripts, [ca. 1957]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 8 & 5124 (fr. 1146-1369) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.
Art Theory and Historiography
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