Of the close to one million images in the Eames Office archives, just a small sliver are of the Eameses themselves. Because of the glimpses they give us of Charles and Ray as people, it is not surprising that these pictures are among the best known. Charles often suggested that photography was a way to have the pleasure of a given moment as well as the pleasure of sharing it again later. The moments captured here stretch from the 1940s to the 1970s. From a portrait pinned to a love letter, to the weary couple on the steps of the plane bound for Moscow; from Ray in India, to Charles measuring out the Powers of Ten, each image tells us a little bit more. Charles and Ray were the architects of most of the pictures in this book, even when they did not press the trigger themselves. Whether crafting the forms of the furniture, filming toy trains, or making the Christmas cards included in this collection, work and play were always intimately related — particularly when it came to photography.
20 Postcards per book.
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Taken from the back of this Image Book:..Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988) are ranked among the leading designers of the 20th century. Best known for their furniture (the Eames Chair), architecture (the Eames House), graphics, and film (Powers of Ten), the Eameses, particularly Charles, had a marvelous eye for photography. In fact, inProduct Details
From the back cover of this image book:..The Eames House is considered one of the most important post-war residences in the world. Charles and Ray Eames designed and built the house from off-the-shelf industrial materials as part of Arts and Architecture magazine’s Case Study House Program. The Eameses moved in on Christmas Eve of 1949.Product Details
From the back cover of this image book:..In June 1941, Charles and Ray Eames married in Chicago and headed for Los Angeles. Their primary goal in their new city was figuring out how to mass-produce molded plywood furniture with compound curves. No designer knew how to do that yet, and solving that problem was keyProduct Details