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DVD: The Architect and the Painter

DVD: The Architect and the Painter

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A new documentary by Jason Cohen and Bill Jersey Eames the Architect and the Painter explores the work and life of Charles and Ray Eames.

“Lively, gratifying…appropriately busy and abundant: full of objects, information, stories and people, organized with hectic elegance.” – A. O. Scott, New York Times

“It’s a chair we see first, a stunning Eames lounge chair, and that’s as it should be… there couldn’t be a better time to examine the complex and absorbing history of this designing couple, and “Eames: The Architect and the Painter” couldn’t be a better vehicle for that examination.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Well-crafted and insightful. A must for those with an interest in modern design.” - Sura Wood, Hollywood Reporter

“Between the wide array of interviewees and surplus of colorful archival materials, the deftly assembled pic has nary a dull moment.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety

“Superb. A dazzling, sensory adventure. An extraordinary and enjoyable history of how two people influenced so much of our thinking and surroundings today.” – Tom Keogh, Seattle Times


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A Communications Primer

An introduction to the basics of communications theory. This visually beautiful film was a first in a lot of ways: the Eameses first film scored by Elmer Bernstein, their first to deal with specific intellectual content, and the film that introduced their work to IBM. This elegant and clear statement remains required viewing for theProduct Details

Volume 5/VHS Videotape

Volume 5/VHS Videotape

Tops, Expanding Airport, Computer Glossary, Polyorchis Haplus, Kepler.s Laws, “Tops” from “Stars of Jazz”, Lounge Chair, IBM at the Fair, and Bread. PPR denotes Public Performance Rights NTSC is the video format used in the United States, Canada, Japan and some other countries. PAL is the video format used in Europe and other countries.

Volume 4/VHS Videotape

Volume 4/VHS Videotape

Design Q&A, Goods, IBM Math Peep Shows Fiberglass Chairs, Copernicus, and SX-70 If you had only one film to see on design, it should be Design Q&A, the lead off film on this volume. Two other key films in the Eames pantheon are in this volume: Goods, an excerpt from Charles’ Norton lectures in PoetryProduct Details

Volume 3/VHS Videotape

Volume 3/VHS Videotape

World of Franklin and Jefferson, The World of Franklin and Jefferson, Paris:The Opening of an Exhibition The three films on Volume 3 are all centered on the same project — the Franklin and Jefferson Exhibition done for the American Bicentennial in 1976. These three films were clustered together on this volume to give viewers aProduct Details


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