Design's dynamic duo

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.
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:
  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)
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.
Eames (Basic Architecture Series)

Eames


Softcover with flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages
$ 9.99
Edition: English
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
"Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design. Koenig's comprehensive title covers all aspects of the husband-and-wife duo's illustrious career, from the earliest furniture experiments and molded plywood designs to the Case Study Houses to their work for Herman Miller and classic films like Powers of Ten."
— Charleston Magazine, Charleston, United Kingdom
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