International Design Conference at Aspen
In 1951, two years after the Goethe Bicentennial, Paepcke established the IDCA as an opportunity to bring together designers, artists, engineers, business and industry leaders. That first June, some 250 attendees and their families assembled for four days of presentations on the theory and practice of design. The title, “Design as a Function of Management,” was chosen to ensure the participation of the business community.
The IDCA, along with the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Music Festival and School, grew out of the Paepckes' belief that Aspen provided an ideal environment for nurturing the whole human being. Isolated from the distractions of urban life and inspired by the abundant natural beauty of the Colorado Rockies, people could take advantage of Aspen's recreational, intellectual and cultural resources. They would return home renewed in “body, mind and spirit,” a concept that has come to be known as “The Aspen Idea.” Today, Aspen is renowned for its wide range of cultural activities and opportunities for learning.
Related entities: American Institute of Graphic Arts
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Paperback book oublished by the IDCA. Script on back cover reads: "How a new generation reinterprets Bauhaus concerns in the light of new technologies and new visions. Social and ecological challenges in Berlin's explosion of international architecture..."
Series II contains materials relating to organizations, societies, and groups that Lou Dorfsman contributed to or participated in.
Published by Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., the booklet contains pictures of selected works from Lou Dorfsman's career at CBS and Dansk. Written portions of the book are in Japanese and in English.