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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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The Legacy of John Vassos

(p.213) Conclusion
John Vassos

Danielle Shapiro

University of Minnesota Press

The chapter descrirbes Vassos’s retirement and continued influence on RCA after Robert Sarnoff became the president. Vassos continued to pitch design ideas and make recommendations after his retirement in 1971 and was honoured for his work by numerous art institutes. He embarked on an autobiography project in his later years, but passed on in 1985 in relative anonymity.

Keywords:   corporate identity, Robert Sarnoff, retirement, autobiography, death

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