by Eames Demetrios
The first book to capture the philosophy and spirit behind the work of Charles and Ray Eames, An Eames Primer offers an in-depth look at the couple’s prolific legacy–one that has placed them among the most important American designers of the twentieth century. Those who know one or two aspects of the Eameses’ work are often surprised to learn just how far and vast their range extended. Yet throughout their myriad works, from architecture and furniture to exhibition and design and filmmaking, their core philosphy prevails. An Eames Primer is the first book to illuminate this seamless connection.
Author Eames Demetrios explores the rich energy of the Eameses’ world from a unique perspective, informed by his close relationship with Charles and Ray. He shares personal anecdotes, previously unpublished photos, and his extensive interviews with former friends and colleagues of the Eameses to make connections between the Eameses’ influential philosophy and their widely admired work. For those unacquainted with the designers, the stories behind the design process will inform, entertain, and inspire, while readers with an extensive knowledge of the Eameses’ work gain a deeper level of understanding their process.
This revised edition includes a special introduction, previously unpublished appendices (including a timeline of Eames Office staff), and commentary on recent developments in Eames scholarship.
Compact and highly accessible, An Eames Primer is the definitive introduction to the life of this century’s most influential designers.
In celebration of Charles Eames’ centennial year the Eames Office with Herman Miller complied 100 Charles Eames’ quotes into a book. Although Charles Eames wrote very little in the way of formal books or articles, he did have a remarkable facility with the spoken word. His lectures were as much a part of his bodyProduct Details
Original paperback book from the exhibit at the Frederick S. Wright Art Gallery, U.C.L.A. December 7, 1976 to February 6, 1977. Published in 1976. Please note that there are no returns, exchanges or refunds for vintage items.
An essay by designer Keith Yamashita responding to the experience of the content of the Eames Exhibtion: The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention. This simple overview of the Eames work has proved incredibly popular. Published by the Eames Office.