Eames

Eames

by Gloria Koenig
     
 

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The illustrious career of Charles and Ray Eames
“Eventually everything connects—people, ideas, objects, etc. ... the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
—Charles Eames

“... everything hangs on something else.”
—Ray Eames

Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design.

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The illustrious career of Charles and Ray Eames
“Eventually everything connects—people, ideas, objects, etc. ... the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
—Charles Eames

“... everything hangs on something else.”
—Ray Eames

Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design. Though they are best known to the general public for their furniture, the husband and wife duo of Charles and Ray Eames (1907–78 and 1912–88, respectively) were also forerunners in the fields of architecture, industrial design, photography, and film. This book covers all the aspects of their illustrious career, from the earliest furniture experiments and molded plywood designs to the Case Study Houses to their work for Herman Miller and films such as the seminal short, Powers of Ten.

Editorial Reviews

Thankfully, consummate designers Charles Eames Jr. (1907-1978) and his wife Bernice "Ray" Eames (1912-1988) no longer have to be discovered. Even the general public is now familiar with at least the furniture creations of this modest, diligent couple. This Taschen hardcover celebration displays the surprisingly wide range of these collaborative genius in architecture, photography, industrial design, and film. Editor's recommendation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836545365
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
06/01/2013
Series:
25 Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

The editor:
Peter Gössel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. For TASCHEN he published monographs on Julius Shulman, R.M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture Series.

The author:
Gloria Koenig is an architectural historian and author. She has published and lectured widely on a variety of topics in contemporary architecture, and served as consultant with filmmakers on a documentary about her late husband, modernist architect Pierre Koenig.

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