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Eames [Paperback]

Gloria Koenig , Peter Gossel
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25 Nov 2005 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".

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Signed edition (25 Nov 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822836516
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822836514
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 22.9 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 216,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author: Gloria Koenig has written extensively in the field of architecture for books and nationally recognized publications including the Los Angeles Times. She is currently working on a documentary about her late husband, modernist architect Pierre Koenig.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great compact look at a huge subject 23 Oct 2012
These little Taschen books continue to deliver a great introduction to the main themes and developments of Ray and Charles Eames. Great if you want a budget (or portable!) introduction to their work, but I fell in love with their infectious creativity and bought Eames Design: The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames this book as well (which is beautiful and not portable!).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 4 Nov 2013
By Chris S
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Interesting read, purchased for my son who is reading architecture at uni, easy read. Would recommend if you are interested in this style
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5.0 out of 5 stars crebes 14 Jan 2013
By Crebes
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Ray and Charles Eames were a pair of innovative designers who dabbled in a variety of mediums. This book is a good starting point for anyone who wants to get started on looking into their history. A well produced, if you like budget publication, to get you started with a view to obtaining further publications if so inclined to pursue further in depth study.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but could have been better 24 Nov 2013
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Great book, lovely images from the fifties era. Colourful, expressive, vibrant, but was hoping for more info and images of the Eames fabric and pattern. It's a thinner, smaller book than I had imagined. Will be on the look out for a bigger volume next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eames 25 April 2009
By Janharm - Published on
This book serves both as an exellent and welldocumented primer covering the life of the Eameses (but mostly Charleses) life, and as a background reader zooming in on individual projects-
The point- of view is not a typical art-historical one, but covers the contemporary context in technical-, industrial and general historical aspects as well- It is a true design-historic document which I found very refreshing.
It uses welldocumented visual material rarely found elsewhere.

Another big advantage: It is not toooo big.. In my case it made a great, fun, and enlightening read on a nice spring afternoon in the park, cover to cover..
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful overview of the life and works of two of the most creative minds of the twentieth century. 18 Jan 2012
By Jessa D. Hersberger - Published on
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Everyone should have an introduction to the incredible world of Charles and Ray eames. Like other books on the subject, it is not an in depth look at their lives but more of a general overview that focuses on their major works together. It successfully conveys the creative environment in their studio as well as their personal quests to make everything they touched better than it was.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Cliff Notes on Eames 27 Jun 2010
By Mid Century Buff - Published on
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This is a great little primer on Charles & Ray Eames. It provides nice information on the multitude of things they created in addition to the iconic furniture.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, love it! - great book 13 Sep 2011
By mzslb - Published on
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This book was a great reflection on the work of Charles and Ray Eames. Their most popular designs and little known facts were included. Very helpful and interesting and just a plain great read too! Very inspiring, highly recommend if you love mid-century modern design.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From a exciting start to a less so development 24 April 2013
By J. S. Hernandez - Published on
This book is excellent to introduce the some-extent-knowledgable architecture-and-design enthusiast. It is full of important parts of the history of 20th century design. My point here is: it begins with full throttle, full of enthusiasm, explaining the career of the Eames project through project, with illustrations and plans and explanations on manufacturing processes; the book excels in this respect.It is concise and beautiful on explaining the Eames philosophy and work. But I feel that then, it all begins to deflate, as we pass a little more of the half of the book. I sense a lack of manufacturing and technological information, as if the author no longer considers it relevant, and the text begins to feel rushed. But then, in the end, it resumes its excitement, leaving you again with that notion that the Eames were revolutionary (a thing that was mentioned clear in the first half). It's a great buy for the price, and I would recommend it definitely.
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