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Eames Paperback – October 1, 2005

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"Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects, etc.... the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se." (Charles Eames) "... everything hangs on something else." (Ray Eames)" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gloria Koenig is an architectural historian and author. She has published and lectured widely on a variety of topics in contemporary architecture, and served as consultant with filmmakers on a documentary about her late husband, modernist architect Pierre Koenig.
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Product Details

  • Series: Eames
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; Signed edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822836516
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822836514
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #661,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Janharm on April 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
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..
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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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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.
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I bought this book as a gift, so I needed for it to be impressive. It was, indeed. This book includes beautiful photographs and a lot of information about the era, as well as an insightful look into the team of Charles and Ray Eames. The recipients of my gift of this book are enthusiasts of Mid-Century culture and design, and they were delighted by it!!
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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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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.
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Just enough to keep most interested who do not wish to dig too deep. It is a broad brush over what R & C did over their work span, no in depth. Some good pictures included.
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Informative, well-written and researched, this book greatly adds to the historical accuracy of the life and work of Charles and Ray Eames. For scholars, designers, architects and culture addicts, this book is immensely satisfying. Highly recommended.
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