Eames

By | June 25, 2019
Eames Author Gloria Koenig
ISBN-10 3836560216
ISBN-13 9783836560214
Year 2015-07-21
Pages 96
Language English
Publisher Taschen
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Visual impact Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design The creative duoCharles Eames 19071978 andRay Kaiser Eames 19121988 transformed the visual character of America Though best known for their furniture the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture textile design photography and film The Eames work defined anew multifunctional modernity exemplary for its integration of craft and design as well as for the use of modern materials notablyplywood and plastics The Eames Lounge Chair Wood designed with molded plywood technology became a defining furniture piece of the twentieth century while the couples contribution to theCase Study Housesproject not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed anadaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaceswhich would become ahallmark of postwar modern architecture From the couples earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short filmPowers of Ten this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and itsrevolutionary impact on middle class American living About the Series Each book in TASCHENs Basic Architecture Series features an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations photographs sketches drafts and plans

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