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The world of Charles and Ray Eames

Author: Catherine Ince; Lotte Johnson; Charles Eames; Ray Eames; Barbican Art Gallery,
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century, and the story of the Eames Office is that of visual and material culture in the post-war, modern period. The World of Charles and Ray Eames charts the history of their inspiring and prolific world and brings together key works and ideas explored at the Eames Office throughout its extraordinary history. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Named Person: Charles Eames; Ray Eames; Charles Eames; Ray Eames; Charles Eames; Ray Eames
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Ince; Lotte Johnson; Charles Eames; Ray Eames; Barbican Art Gallery,
ISBN: 0847847659 9780847847655
OCLC Number: 914290117
Notes: "First published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Thames & Hudson Ltd in association with Barbican Art Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames, curated by Catherine Ince, 21 October 2015-14 February, 2016"--Page 320.
Description: 319 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 33 cm
Contents: Something about the world of Charles and Ray Eames / Catherine Ince --
A contemporary practice : the Eameses in the 1940s / Eames Demetrios --
An affection for objects / Esther McCoy --
Eames House / John Winter --
Charles and Ray Eames, the proto-brutalists / Steve Parnell --
'At home' with the Eameses : performance, hosting and hospitality / Pat Kirkham --
The dress of Charles and Ray Eames / Alison Moloney --
Context as destiny : the Eameses from Californian dreams to the Californiafication of everywhere / Sam Jacob --
Poetry of ideas : the films of Charles Eames / Paul Schrader --
The travelling Eameses / Pat Kirkham and Elizabeth St. George --
Celebrating connections : from Aby Warburg's 'Iconology of the interval' to the 'New kinds of models' of Charles and Ray Eames / Lotte Johnson --
Art X : the Georgia experiment / George Nelson --
Towards a communication-oriented society : the Eameses' India report / Anthony Acciavatti --
Communicating America : Moscow, 1959 / Luke Naessens --
Squaring the hypothetical circle : getting around Mathematica / Kristen Gallerneaux --
Think / Amy Gallick --
Peaks of perpetual excitement : exhibition-making at the Eames office / Barbara Fahs Charles --
The artefacts of innovation / Eric Schuldenfrei.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Ince ; with Lotte Johnson.

Abstract:

Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century, and the story of the Eames Office is that of visual and material culture in the post-war, modern period. The World of Charles and Ray Eames charts the history of their inspiring and prolific world and brings together key works and ideas explored at the Eames Office throughout its extraordinary history. This definitive monograph explores the era-defining work of the Eames Office, a laboratory active for over four decades, where the Eameses and their collaborators produced a vast array of pioneering and influential projects from architecture, furniture and product design to film, photography, multi-media installation and exhibitions, as well as new models for arts education. Themes include The Eames Office: Life in Work, At Home with the Eameses, Information Machines, The Seeing Eye, Office USA: Communicating America at Home and Abroad, and The Art of Living. Alongside newly commissioned texts by leading design experts, The World of Charles and Ray Eames will include contemporaneous reviews and magazine articles, writings by Charles and Ray Eames themselves, personal correspondence and a comprehensive reference section.
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