International Design Conference Aspen, 1964. IDCA, Aspen, Colorado, USA. 8.5 x 11, pp. 58 plus printed covers. Publication made possible through a grant from Herman Miller, Inc., Zeeland, Michigan. Design uncredited.
The International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado was the epicenter for the exchange of seminal and often controversial ideas about architecture, graphics, industrial design, interior design and environmental planning. The 1964 official theme: “Design ‘64: Directions and Dilemmas” was a discussion of freedoms and restraints in design, architecture, and visual communications. “This conference is based on one simple premise. The general state of design in this country, an perhaps in the world, is a mess.” — Program Chairman, Mr. Eliot Noyes
The conference papers present twenty-two contributions from a diverse group of prominent designers, architects, authors and critics on the state of design in the world including but not limited to: Dwight Macdonald (New Yorker Magazine), William Bernbach, Cleveland Amory, Wolf von Eckert, Ralph Caplan, Jay Doblin, Seymour Silverman (Westinghouse), Leon Gordon Miller, Philip Johnson, Reyner Banham, Paul Rudolph, Peter Blake, Allen Hurlburt, Georg Olden, Ivan Chermayeff, Louis Dorfsman, Andre Francois and others. Illustrated with three black and white full-page conference photographs.
An uncommon, nearly fine stapled booklet with a few stains to the lower half of the front cover.