Charles and Ray Eames were designers who had a significant impact on the fields of architecture, furniture-making, film-making, and industrial design. Active from around 1940 to the late 1970s, the Eames' had a significant influence on design during the mid-1900s. They were named as the "Most Influential Designer of the 20th Century" by the Industrial Designers Society of America. All students of design know the accomplishments of this very important design team.
Eames Design: The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames is the most complete anthology of their work available. The book takes a chronological look at their work from the very early bent-plywood furniture through their last collaboration, the Eames Sofa for Herman Miller. Each of their many films, exhibitions, and graphic design projects are cataloged. Significant projects are highlighted with detailed descriptions of the projects and the processes that made the husband and wife famous. Great photos of finished work are alongside progress photos, design studies, and personal photos of their lives.
The book clocks in at over 450 pages, over 200 projects, 9" x 11", and around 6 pounds - all bound into a hardcover book worthy of any coffee table or bookshelf. This is a seriously meaty anthology of the life work of the famous Eames couple. It would be a great gift for anyone with an affinity for Mid-Century Modern design.