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Taschen, 2005 - Architecture - 96 pages
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Design's dynamic duo: The illustrious career of Charles and Ray Eames   "Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects, etc. ... the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se."
- Charles Eames

"... everything hangs on something else."
- Ray Eames

Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design. Though they are best known to the general public for their furniture, the husband and wife duo of Charles and Ray Eames (1907-78 and 1912-88, respectively) were also forerunners in the fields of architecture, industrial design, photography, and film. This book covers all the aspects of their illustrious career, from the earliest furniture experiments and molded plywood designs to the Case Study Houses to their work for Herman Miller and films such as the seminal short, Powers of Ten.   About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features:
  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

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great for eames lovers

User Review  - Ellen G. - Overstock.com

great history of the eameses along with the pictures. good for anyone who loves midcentury modern and wants to know the history of the design. Read full review

Review: Charles & Ray Eames: 1907-1978, 1912-1988 Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism (Taschen Basic Architecture)

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

A nice little book about Charles and Ray Eames. Nothing mind-blowing but a good little introduction probably on par with that PBS documentary about them. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Gloria Koenig is an architectural historian and author. She has published and lectured widely on a variety of topics in contemporary architecture, and served as consultant with filmmakers on a documentary about her late husband, modernist architect Pierre Koenig.

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