Essential Eames: Words and Pictures
This beautifully published book from Vitra Design Museum captures the essence and spirit of Charles and Ray Eames perfectly. Coupling carefully selected photographs from the Eames archive with words from their speeches and writings, the book provides us not only with incite into the creative ideology of these two pivotal design figures, but also a series of thoughts and ideas which have a pertinence to anyone working creatively today. Arranged in chapters, which include Learning, Architecture, Furniture and Pleasure, this book feels like a natural addition to this iconic design team's canon of extraordinary works.
From personal letters, photographs, drawings and artwork, to their products, models, multimedia installations and furniture, the book 'Essential Eames' includes not only some of the designs for which Charles and Ray Eames are best known, but provides an insight into the lives of the Eameses, the Eames Office and the breadth of their pioneering work, bringing their ideas and playful spirit to life.
This book was edited and curated by two of the Eames Office’s five principals: Eames Demetrios, Director, and Carla Hartman, Education Director.
Size: 241 x 165mm
Pages: 216 (75 colour images / 50 b/w images)
Published: Vitra Design Museum