An essay is presented in which the author discusses the relationship the artists and collectors charles and ray eames had with india during the 1950s and 1960s topics include an account of post-world war ii modernism that incorporates the agenda of the post-colonial nation state, the book . “design depends largely on constraints,” charles wrote in an essay for a 1969 exhibition at the louvre museum the work of the office of charles and ray eames . Charles and ray eames: modernist magpies their furniture (as architect sam jacob points out in a superb short catalogue essay) is so frequently employed in television and hollywood movies that . The eames house, also known as case study house no 8, is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture located in the pacific palisades neighborhood of los angeles it was designed and constructed in 1949 by husband-and-wife charles and ray eames to serve as their home and studio.
This talk draws upon kirkham’s research on recently available documents and photographs in the charles and ray eames papers in the library of congress that relate . Charles and ray eames headed the most creative design office in post world war ii america frequently photographed in matching clothes, poses, or both, each brought a rich array of talents to . Charles eames charles ormond eames, jr, (june 17, 1907 – august 21, 1978) was an american designer, architect and film makerin creative partnership with his spouse ray kaiser eames he is responsible for groundbreaking contributions in the field of architecture, furniture design, industrial design, manufacturing and the photographic arts.
Below is a typed version of charles’s handwritten notes for a 1949 speech at ucla charles eames’s hand written notes on ucla talks, university of california, los angeles, california, january 1949, part ii: speeches and writings series, charles and ray eames papers, manuscript division . The husband-and-wife team of charles and ray eames are widely regarded as america's most important designers perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the . American masters – charles & ray eames: the architect and the painter presents the first film made about america’s most important and influential designers, charles and ray eames, since their . The charles and ray eames papers is divided between the manuscript division and the prints and photographs division at the library of congress  margaret mcaleer, interview with author, july 12, 2016 tracy barton, interview with author, july 12, 2016. This other eames chair—the nid award in ahmedabad—is an apt motif for the nearly three decades of involvement by charles and ray eames in the indian subcontinent, until now overlooked in the growing scholarship on mid-century modernism, or presented in the hagiography as an eccentric aside.
Charles and ray eameses work involve an assortment of sculpturesque, smooth, flowing works that evoke the imagination, while combining functionality it was a revolution of form, an exciting visual language that signalled a new age and a fresh start their furniture pieces were lean, modern . In a 1972 short film titled “design q&a,” charles eames offered answers to a series of questions about design, a field in which he and his wife, ray, had envisioned everything from medical . Together they helped to define the mid-century modern aesthetic the charles and ray eames papers is divided between the manuscript division and the prints and .
Eames, charles, and eames, ray caplan, ralph (essay by), and morrison, phillip (introduction by) published by frederick s wight art gallery, university of california, los angeles, los angeles (1976). Source: charles eames, handwritten notes on talks at university of california, los angeles, january 1949, part ii: speeches and writings series, charles and ray eames papers, manuscript division . The world of charles and ray eames, which presents some 400 artifacts, is the first major survey of the eameses since the 1990s.
P kirkham, charles and ray eames: designers of the twentieth century, cambridge, 1996, p 215 for an illustration of the sculpture in situ at the museum of modern art, new york, design for use, 1944. A third of the book is dedicated to discussing charles and ray eames and the eames house the essay by steele goes into great detail beginning with charles’ childhood.
A computer perspective charles eames ray eames glen fleck editor from the publishera computer perspective is an illustrated essay on the origins and first lines of development of the computer. Charles eames chair historycharles and ray eames photos of the legendary designers in 1950 charles eames 1907 1978 and ray eames 1913 1988 essay bar stools dining . “the eames films are the eames essays” between 1950 and 1982, charles and ray eames made over 125 short films ranging from 1-30 minutes in length.