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Eames on Design: The Collected Words

Author/EditorEames: Fiell, C.&P. & Ostroff, D. (Author)
Fiell, Peter (Author)
Ostroff, Daniel (Author)
ISBN: 9781906863494
Pub Date28/12/2011
BindingHardback
Pages272
Dimensions (mm)240(h) * 185(w)
A landmark publication on two of the greatest designers of the twentieth century, 'Eames on Design' is an essential design manifesto that is both inspiring and insightful. The texts are illustrated with original photographs and drawings, many of which have never been published before.
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Charles and Ray Eames literally shaped Modern design during the postwar years. Yet despite worldwide recognition and their enduring legacy, until now there has never been a publication that focuses on their design philosophy. Prolific furniture designers, filmmakers and exhibition designers, the Eameses were also hugely influential communicators. For the first time ever, 'Eames on Design' brings together their collected words from magazine articles, television interviews, film scripts, personal letters and lectures. A huge undertaking, this project has involved painstakingly sifting through vast quantities of archival material held by the Eames family, the Eames Office and Herman Miller Inc. as well as the extensive collections of the Library of Congress and Vitra Design Museum - the resulting texts not only provide a clear understanding of the Eameses' design thinking but also give us a unique insight into them as people.

Charles and Ray Eames literally shaped Modern design during the postwar years. Yet despite worldwide recognition and their enduring legacy, until now there has never been a publication that focuses on their design philosophy. Prolific furniture designers, filmmakers and exhibition designers, the Eameses were also hugely influential communicators. For the first time ever, 'Eames on Design' brings together their collected words from magazine articles, television interviews, film scripts, personal letters and lectures. A huge undertaking, this project has involved painstakingly sifting through vast quantities of archival material held by the Eames family, the Eames Office and Herman Miller Inc. as well as the extensive collections of the Library of Congress and Vitra Design Museum - the resulting texts not only provide a clear understanding of the Eameses' design thinking but also give us a unique insight into them as people.

An avid collector, 'Daniel Ostroff' has focused his attention on the designs of Charles and Ray Eames for many years. Currently, he runs the Eames Office's Vintage Eames website and is the curator of the comprehensive Eames furniture exhibition to be held at the A+D Museum, Los Angleles, in 2011 as part of the Getty Museum's 'Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980' initiative. He also works as a film producer in Los Angeles, and his movies include among others, the award winning documentary 'Dogtown and Z-Boys' (2001) and 'The Missing' (2003) directed by Ron Howard.

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