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John VassosIndustrial Design for Modern Life$
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Danielle Shapiro

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693405

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.001.0001

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Vassos and RCA

Vassos and RCA

Money, Media, and Modernism

Chapter:
(p.137) 5. Vassos and RCA
Source:
John Vassos
Author(s):

Danielle Shapiro

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.003.0005

Vassos contributed to the remake of RCA as new type of corporation, one that sought to enhance its public presence through design. The chapter starts with his radio murals for the radio station WCAU. Vassos’s ergonomic and modern reshaping of key back-end equipment, such as the transmitters and the electronic microscope are examined.

Keywords:   Radio Corporation of America, WCAU, ergonomic, transmitter, electronic microscope, user design

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