The husband-and-wife team of charles and ray eames were america's most influential and important industrial designers admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in american culture ' eames: the architect & the painter' draws from a treasure trove of archival material,. Who knew molded plywood would have such a contribution to modern design back in the 1950s this lesson will cover the creators of this development. Curbed critic alexandra lange dives into the world of charles and ray eames, a new book that reveals how the design duo lived, and examines ray eames also understood housewifery as part, though far from all, of her and charles's design practice, as historian pat kirkham argues in an essay in a. Charles eames was trained as an architect ray eames, his second wife, was an artist, and together they ran a design studio in venice, calif, that was a hive of creativity charles arrived there in the 1940s from michigan, and his migration from the industrial midwest to southern california was part of a. No american designer—or studio—dominated the fertile decades after world war ii like charles and ray eames in a 1941 essay published in california arts & architecture—a magazine for which ray would design many covers in the following years—he wrote: “design today presents the same problem. 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 their life/work partnership (1941-1978) as well as a contagious enthusiasm for life and art dazzlingly bright-eyed.
Ray eames was a founding member of american abstract artists, along with josef albers, burgoyne diller, lionel feiniger, and several others in the september 1943 issue of arts & architecture, she contributed an essay titled “ line and color” she also created the collage above, which includes two figures. Charles was trained as an architect and ray as a painter during world war ii, they found recognition for the leg splints and aircraft parts they'd designed for the us navy their case study no 8 house in los angeles has become an icon of midcentury design, but they're best known for their furniture: the.
The james franco-narrated documentary looks at husband and wife design team charles and ray eames. 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 deaths in 1978 and 1988, respectively — and the only film that explores the link between their artistic.
8) is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture located at 203 north chautauqua boulevard in the pacific palisades neighborhood of los angeles best ideas for modern house design & architecture : – picture : – description case study house / eames house / the studio / charles and ray eames / 1949. Summary: an interview of ray kaiser eames conducted 1980 july 28-1980 august 20, by ruth bowman, for the archives of american art, in venice, california eames speaks of her childhood her education at cranbrook academy meeting charles eames methods and styles in furniture design and.
Each year brings discoveries of new human architectural needs we have never suspected although of course have always existed the essay designing the digital self points out how prescient charles and ray #eames were in predicting our integration with technology and our debates regarding its management:. Directed by jason cohn, bill jersey with charles eames, ray eames, james franco, jeannine oppewall the husband-and-wife team of charles and ray eames were america's most influential and important industrial designers admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in.
Eames: the architect and the painter ray and charles eames's designs, most notably for furniture, became emblems of educated, upper-middle-class taste in the '50s this smart, lively (sometimes too lively) documentary looks at the eameses on multiple levels: as husband and wife, artists, entrepreneurs,.
Similarly, so intertwined with our notion of american modernity is the work of designers charles and ray eames that the inexpert eye often doesn't identify its origin as the images zip by in eames: the architect and the painter, again and again one thinks: so that was theirs - and that - and that our view. Ray eames cover essay by keith yamashita excerpt from: an essay by keith yamashita it can be seen completely in the file pdf attachment the eameses are best known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic. Charles and ray eames by catherine ince a 1968 photograph of ray and charles eames, as seen in “eames: the architect and the painter” ray eames' position in their career has often been marginalized charles eames was a strong character, somebody who put himself to the fore ray was from the. Over the course of four decades the husband and wife made a groundbreaking impact on modern architecture, furniture design, industrial design and ray and charles met in 1940 at the cranbrook academy of art in michigan where ray was studying painting, while eames was head of the industrial.