From Publishers Weekly
Charles and Ray Eames, the husband-and-wife design team who pioneered economical, mass-produced, curvilinear furniture, created such familiar objects as their eponymous lounge chair, often called a modern interpretation of a 19th-century English club chair. This heavily illustrated company history, a compilation of its major projects, begins with the duo's molded-plywood experiments of the 1940s which spawned aircraft parts, children's toys and folding screens. The book proceeds through the '70s with functional furniture for homes and offices as well as exhibition layouts, audio components, houses designed with Eero Saarinen, graphics and slide shows. Also spotlighted are the Eameses' movies, documentaries ranging from illustrations of communication principles to cultural explorations of Mexico and India. The Neuharts are former colleagues of the Eameses.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
The Eames chair is considered a classic of modern design, but until now no single volume has fully presented the work of this husband-and-wife team. From 1941 to 1978, Charles and Ray Eames and their office of top designers helped revolutionize American style. Their furniture for home and office was meant to be honest and beautiful but readily available through mass production. Every one of the over 200 projects of the Eames office, including the lesser-known film and exhibition projects, is documented here, using drawings, plans, models, photos, and graphics. Consequently, this is the definitive catalog of the Eameses' work, presented as a year-by-year chronology without critical assessment. It will be the essential starting point for all future study of the important Eames contribution.- Daniel J. Lombardo, Jones Lib., Inc., Amherst, Mass.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.