Barbican Art Gallery The World of Charles and Ray Eames

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

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‘A great resource for any fans of Eames’  Creative Review

A great portrait of the hugely influential postwar creative duo.

Charles (1907 - 1978) and Ray (1912 - 1988) Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century. The World of Charles and Ray Eames, was published to accompany an exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London in 2015. This handsome book charts the history of the Eameses careers and the work of the Eames Office, a ‘laboratory’ where Charles and Ray produced an array of pioneering projects – from architecture, furniture and product design to film, photography, multi-media installation and exhibitions, as well as new models for arts education.

Themes included within the book are 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 includes contemporaneous reviews and magazine articles, writings by Charles and Ray Eames themselves, personal correspondence and a comprehensive reference section.

The book was voted one of the best architecture books of 2015 by The Guardian.

Details
  • Author: Catherine Ince, Chief Curator, V&A East
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Date published: November 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780500294628 
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 15 x 2.2 cm
Reviews

'A magnificent catalogue' - The Observer, Books of the Year

'Charles and Ray Eames' unique vision is still abundant on the high street today. This stunning book lets readers delve into their lives, including film, architecture and furniture projects' - Homes & Gardens, Christmas Gift Guide

'A substantial and resplendent catalogue'  - Observer New Review

'A must-read' - Grand Designs

'A great resource' - Creative Review

 


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