Now pat kirkham interprets their work in depth, probing the lives behind the. In 1949, charles and ray eames designed and built their home on a bluff overlooking the ocean in the pacific palisades. Quotations by charles eames, american designer, born june 17, 1907. Those who know one or two aspects of the eameses work are often surprised to learn just how far and vast their range extended. They also wrote books, made motion pictures, and designed exhibitions, fabrics, and industrial and consumer products. Charles eames 19071978 and ray kaiser eames 19121988 were a creative couple renown for their furniture design and architecture, as well as textiles, photography, and film. Discover the illustrious repertoire of charles and ray eames, from furniture to industrial design, with this monograph by taschen books. Ray eames, out of her husbands shadow the new york times. In charles and ray eames pat kirkham interprets their work in depth, probing the lives behind. Written by ray eames, john neuhart and marylin neuhart. Charles eames, who always worked with his wife and partner ray, was the most innovative and broadbased of american designers. The definitive book remains the one ray eames helped to produce.
Though best known for their furniture, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, textile design, photography, and film. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. The official page of designers charles and ray eames. Charles and ray eames are among the most important american designers of the 20th century. Click the link above to download some eamesinspired coloring pages that our partner herman miller teamed up to. This groundbreaking monograph charts the history of their inspiring and prolific world and brings together key works and ideas explored at the.
Vitra is the sole authorised manufacturer of eames products for europe and the middle east. Charles eames 190778 and ray eames 191288 gave shape to americas twentieth century. Art as life in 2012, she attempted, for the world of charles and ray eames, to imbue the heavy, windowless gallery with some of the sunlight of southern california, and she largely succeeded. Welcome to, the vintage, used, genuine and authentic marketplace and platform for all eames designs. Andy hall for the observer they were in many ways perfect, unbeatable, radiant, possessed of infectious creativity. Much of the concrete structure that penetrates the gallery was hidden behind white or darkgray. William cook looks at how the pair worked together to create designs that still inspire today. The world of charles and ray eames at the barbican art gallery. Charles and ray eames also curated and designed a number of exhibitions, and one of the most important is titled mathematica.
Loads of gorgeous photos and a bibliography for further reading. No one should buy this book until all other volumes have been digested. Kirkhams thorough discussion of the eameses lesser known contribu. The eames house was one of his few experiments with architecture. Enjoy exhibitions, special tours, music, kidfriendly workshops, childrens book readings, popcorn, balloons, and much, much more. Powers of ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Jun 15, 2016 husbandandwife design team whose contributions to architecture, furniture, and photography laid the foundation for american midcentury modernism. A book about the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero by philip morrison, phylis morrison, office of charles and ray eames and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The world of charles and ray eames contribution by eames demetrios and eric schuldenfrei and patricia kirkham and lotte johnson, edited by catherine ince.
When you own an eames product made by vitra, you know it is an original. A world of numbers and beyond in 1961, which popularized science and was sponsored by ibm. One of the most influential couples of the twentieth century, charles and ray eames made plastic chic. Volume 1 scale is the new geography dvd the films of charles and ray eames. The world of charles and ray eames by catherine ince. Features of their house and studio are now ubiquitous, but 70 years ago. Unlike any other book previously published on charles and ray eames, this unique monograph is a visual celebration of their work and life, and was created in true collaboration with charless grandson, eames demetrios, and other members of the eames family. Between 1950 and 1982, charles and ray eames made over 125 short films ranging from minutes in length. Our updated list of books from our designers and contributors that include american modern industrial.
This is the first work ive consulted that describes their films in detail. Charles eames and ray eames american designers britannica. Highly successful, it is one of the most important of the case study series and a highly significant building of the postwar era. This is the first comprehensive book on the eames legacy in over a decade, revealing the rich totality of the their work in all media. Charles and ray eames are among the most important twentieth century designers, and the story of the eames office is that of the history of visual and material culture in the postwar, modern period. Revealing sciences complex integration of art, philosophy, and nature, the eameses films and exhibitions successfully related the unfamiliar aspects of science with familiar and comfortable facets of everyday life. Charles eames and ray eames, american designers best known for the beauty, comfort, elegance, and delicacy of their massproducible furniture. Photographs by the office of charles and ray eames. Design writers and editors were asked to reveal their favorite instagram pages, and the eames office made the list. In the same space where the barbican art gallerys curator catherine ince presented the exhibition bauhaus. This books reads like a history of visual design for the later half of the 20th century. Nbcs home show was featuring the debut of the nowfamous eames lounge chair, and the. The world of charles and ray eames 2016, hardcover for.
They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art, and film. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from the frederick s. Charles and ray eames are counted among the most important figures of twentiethcentury design. Their lives and work represented the nations defining movements. Their work spans the fields of furniture design, filmmaking, photography and exhibition design. Charles eames 19071978 and ray kaiser eames 19121988 were a creative couple renown for their furniture design and architecture, as well as textiles.
The first book to capture the philosophy and spirit behind the work of charles and ray eames, an eames primer offers an indepth look at the couples prolific legacyone that has placed them among the most important american designers of the twentieth century. But, if anyone wants to know, id love an eames molded plastic rocker for christmas or my birthday or for any other special occasion. The world of charles and ray eames showcases the design duo through the decades with photographs of their graphic, forwardlooking home as well as their endlessly innovative office. The eames are wellknown for their contributions to furniture design, especially their revolutionary use of moulded plywood and other modern materials. Out of respect for charless wishes, no book on them was published during their lifetime.
This book details their achievements in architecture, graphics and film as well as furniture design. They also worked in education, making public exhibitions on science and technology topics, sometimes in partnership with ibm. Charles and ray eames, perhaps the most famous design partnership of twentiethcentury america, did pioneering work in furniture, film, architecture, and exhibition design. Now a new book provides an inside look at the life of its creators, charles and ray eames. Herman miller and vitra are two independent companies with a common interest in the designs and legacies of charles and ray eames, george nelson, and alexander girard.
Now pat kirkham interprets their work in depth, probing the lives behind. Contribution by eames demetrios and eric schuldenfrei and patricia kirkham and lotte johnson, edited by catherine ince. The creative duo charles eames 19071978 and ray kaiser eames 19121988 transformed the visual character of america. Official site of charles and ray eames eames office.
Beginning october and running until february 17, 2019, the world of charles and ray eames exhibit will make its final stop at the oakland museum of california omca. Beautiful details by eames demetrios, charles eames. Catch the world of charles and ray eames at the end of. Charles and ray eames gave shape to americas 20th century. The world of charles and ray eames rizzoli new york. Charles and ray did it all industrial design, architecture, graphics, film and of. Charles and ray eames were two of the most influential designers of the 20th century. It provides a comprehensive survey of the couples entire career, thanks to more than 380 works that include multimedia installations, intimate photographs, and rare prototypes. Enjoy the best charles eames quotes at brainyquote. Charles and ray eames made life better by design npr.862 63 331 248 893 985 438 91 1240 1345 1375 621 389 611 192 337 859 1491 302 399 1147 472 543 154 1142 1425 70 1462 1437 887 335 561 536 550 951 709 575 852 1469 1382 289 292 933 355 1455 1010