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The Taschen Eames by Gloria Koenig in this book nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design. Though they are best known to the general public for their furniture, the husband and wife duo of Charles and Ray Eames (1907-78 and 1912-88, respectively) were also forerunners in the fields of architecture, industrial design, photography, and film. This book covers all the aspects of their illustrious career, from the earliest furniture experiments and molded plywood designs to the Case Study Houses to their work for Herman Miller and films such as the seminal short, Powers of Ten.
About the Series: Every book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features:
approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans
introductory essays exploring the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects
the most important works presented in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes as well as construction problems and resolutions
an appendix including a list of complete or selected works, biography, bibliography, and a map indicating the locations of the architect's most famous buildings
The author: 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.
"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
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