An Eames Anthology: Articles, Film Scripts, Interviews, by Charles Eames

By Charles Eames

An Eames Anthology collects for the 1st time the writings of the esteemed American architects and architects Charles and Ray Eames, illuminating their marriage partnership of 50 years. greater than a hundred and twenty primary-source files and two hundred illustrations spotlight iconic tasks akin to the Case research homes and the molded plywood chair, in addition to their paintings for significant companies as either designers (Herman Miller, Vitra) and experts (IBM, Polaroid). formerly unpublished fabrics look along released writings by means of and concerning the Eameses and their paintings, lending new perception into their artistic technique. Correspondence with such luminaries as Richard Neutra and Eero Saarinen presents a private glimpse into the development of modernity in mid-century America.

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In the sudden change of scale from a huge photo mural of a small pencil sketch, to a quarterinch-to-the-foot model, to man, to twice-life-size photograph, to actual pieces of furniture. In the simultaneous effect when the natural perspective of the planes of the room are combined with the perspective and planes of the lifesized photographs. And especially in the variety and richness of the exhibition derived from the simplest plan. By moving and turning within these simple elements one feels the impact of each new relationship.

Let’s take, for example, a chair. There are many things to be considered before the problem can be adequately stated. First, the general function; it is to be used for activities and at a table for dining. We have already made the arbitrary assumption that sitting at a flat surface, 29 inches from the ground, is the best way to dine. We must determine what optimum height is needed to give the best relationship between the average human being and the dining surface. We must determine what the best tactile surface will be so that it will not be an unpleasant thing for the skin to come in contact with, or for garments to catch on.

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