Anthony Mann was born in 1927 in Rotherham, Lancashire, England. He studied as an industrial designer at the Central School of Art & Design, London from 1949 to 1951. Mann trained and practiced for a decade in London UK as an industrial designer prior to immigrating to Canada. Here, Mann became employed as Creative Director of the Toronto type house Cooper & Beatty. From 1967-1976 he taught full time at NSCAD University and was an instrumental part of starting a dedicated design division at the school, as well as creating a new design program alongside Frank Fox and Horst Deppe. Tony is recognized as helping to bring the international communication design style to Canada.
This collection of twenty three audio cassettes documents the 20th Century Design History Survey Class taught by Mann in the fall of 1985 at NSCAD. The lectures were recorded by then NSCAD student Jay Rutherford on a Sony Walkman recorder. This collection of Mann's lectures is a series in a broader archival collection of NSCAD Design Cassette Tapes. For detailed information about this series and the broader archival collection please see the finding aid. This project was made possible by the following individuals: Maddie Alexander, David Peters, Jay Rutherford, Tim Mann, and Brian Donnelly. This collection is made available for research and private study use only. For questions regarding using digital material, or to access materials from the broader collection please contact the NSCAD Library. Collection recordings will be added to this site as permissions are obtained. Photographs of Anthony Mann are used on this site with permission from Photographer Shannon Smith.