An Eames Primer


Author: Eames Demetrios
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847839443
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
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Looks at the couple's prolific legacy, from architecture and furniture to exhibition design and filmmaking and explores their world through personal anecdotes, photographs, and interviews with friends and colleagues of the Eameses.

An Eames Anthology

Articles, Film Scripts, Interviews, Letters, Notes, and Speeches
Author: Charles Eames,Ray Eames
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300212836
Category: Design
Page: 420
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An Eames Anthology collects for the first time the writings of the esteemed American architects and designers Charles and Ray Eames, illuminating their marriage and professional partnership of fifty years. More than 120 primary-source documents and 200 illustrations highlight iconic projects such as the Case Study Houses and the molded plywood chair, as well as their work for major corporations as both designers (Herman Miller, Vitra) and consultants (IBM, Polaroid). Previously unpublished materials appear alongside published writings by and about the Eameses and their work, lending new insight into their creative process. Correspondence with such luminaries as Richard Neutra and Eero Saarinen provides a personal glimpse into the advance of modernity in mid-century America.

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames

A Universal Sense of Expectation
Author: Eric Schuldenfrei
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317593456
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses’ work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely examining how the Eameses described their work reveals how the films and exhibitions they generated were completely at odds with the earlier objectives exemplified in their furniture designs. Shifting away from promoting the consumer-culture, they turned their attention to the presentation of complex sets of scientific, artistic, and philosophical ideas. During a critical period from the late 1950s to the early 1960s there was a moment of introspective self-reflection in the West stemming from the events of the Cold War. This moment of uncertainty was crucial, for it provided the incentive to question the values and concerns of society as a whole. In turn, designers began to question their own sense of purpose, temporarily expanding the purview of design to a broader field of inquiry. In the case of the Eameses, they identified an overriding problem related to consumerism and excess in America and sought to resolve the issue by creating a network of communication between universities, governments, institutions, and corporations. The solution of promoting greater education experiences as an alternative to consumerism in America required that different sectors of society functioned in unison to address political, social, economic, and educational concerns. The Films of Charles and Ray Eames reconsiders how design intersects with humanity, culture, and the sciences.

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art


Author: Joan M. Marter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195335791
Category: Art
Page: 2608
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Where is American art in the new millennium? At the heart of all cultural developments is diversity. Access through recent technology engenders interaction with artists from around the world. The visual arts in the United States are bold and pulsating with new ideas.

Meet Me at the Fair: A World's Fair Reader


Author: Celia Pearce,Bobby Schweizer,Laura Hollengreen,Rebecca Rouse
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312115874
Category: Education
Page: 20
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Together with the Olympics, world's fairs are one of the few regular international events of sufficient scale to showcase a spectrum of sights, wonders, learning opportunities, technological advances, and new (or renewed) urban districts, and to present them all to a mass audience. Meet Me at the Fair: A World's Fair Reader breaks new ground in scholarship on world's fairs by incorporating a number of short new texts that investigate world's fairs in their multiple aspects: political, urban/architectural, anthropological/ sociological, technological, commercial, popular, and representational. Contributors come from eight different countries and represent affiliations in academia, museums and libraries, professional and architectural firms, non-profit organizations, and government regulatory agencies. In taking the measure of both the material artifacts and the larger cultural production of world's fairs, the volume presents its own phantasmagoria of disciplinary perspectives, historical periods, geographical locales, media, and messages, mirroring the microcosmic form of the world's fair itself.

New Book Design


Author: Roger Fawcett-Tang
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856693660
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 192
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New Book Design showcases the most interesting, influential, and accomplished book designs from the last ten years.It features over 100 titles published around the world, each chosen for their outstanding design qualities, from the publications of large mainstream publishers to those of small independent companies -- and even those from individual artists. Included in its pages are lavishly produced books with unconventional formats and unusual print techniques as well as less flamboyant publications produced for various different markets. A wide variety of books are featured, from paperback novels to architectural monographs, from text-based to profusely-illustrated books. Divided into four main sections -- "Packaging," "Navigation," "Layout," and "Specification" -- the book examines each facet of book design: cover design; contents and structure; image usage; grids; typography; paper; printing; and binding. Clear photography captures each featured book, and interviews with prominent book designers, art directors, and publishers provide extra insight. New Book Design is sure to provide a rich source of inspiration to book designers and bibliophiles alike.

Designing the modern interior

from the Victorians to today
Author: Penny Sparke,Anne Massey,Trevor Keeble
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9781847882875
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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Designing the Modern Interior reveals how the design of the inside spaces of our homes and public buildings is shaped by and shapes our modern culture. The modern interior has often been narrowly defined by the minimalist work of elite, reforming architects. But a shared modernising impulse, expressed in interior design, extends at least as far back as the Victorians and reaches to our own time. And this spirit of modernisation manifested itself in interiors, designed both by professionals and by amateurs, which did not necessarily look modern and often even aimed to imitate the past. Designing the Modern Interior presents a new history of the interior from the late 19th to the 21st century. Particular characteristics are consistent across this period: a progressive attitude towards technology; a hyper-consciousness of what it is to live in the present and the future; an overt relationship with the mass media, mass consumption and the marketplace; an emphasis on individualism, interiority and the 'self'; the construction of identities determined by gender, class, race, sexuality and nationhood; and the experiences of urban and suburban life.

Blueprint


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: N.A
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Metropolis


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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365

AIGA Year in Design 22
Author: Darcy Cosper,Melissa Milgrom
Publisher: Amer Inst of Graphic Arts
ISBN: 9781884081026
Category: Design
Page: 365
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365 is the American Institute of Graphic Art's annual presentation of the best in American design, and features cutting-edge projects that were selected by a jury of preeminent designers and design critics in 2001. New this year, America's largest and most esteemed design organization has transformed its Communications Graphics and 50 Books/50 Covers competitions into a suite of 12 individual, narrowly focused, independently judged competitions, including: branding applications, design and typography, environmental graphics, experience design, and package design. Conceived by AIGA in conjunction with award-winning Chicago-based book designers studio blue, this year's version of 365 will include 12 essays that contextualize the ever-changing shape of contemporary graphic design and a special section that details statistical findings on creativity and the design process. In addition, AIGA's 2001 gold medalists Samuel Antupit and Paula Scher will be profiled in insightful biographical essays and retrospective portfolios.

Herman Miller

The Purpose of Design
Author: John R. Berry (MFA.)
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 260
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A classic account on the work and legacy of the forefront modernist designer traces his more than seven-decade career while offering insight into his creation of accessible, stylish, and problem-solving furniture, in an edition that features a new foreword.

Tools for Ideas

An Introduction to Architectural Design
Author: Christian Gänshirt
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 255
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Ein Grundlagenwerk über die Kernkompetenz von Architekten: Theorien, Strategien und Medien des kreativen Entwerfens werden kenntnisreich und überlegt für die praktische Arbeit erschlossen.

Architecture Today


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: N.A
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Historical Collections Council Newsletters

January 1999-May 2006 and Miscellaneous Articles
Author: Nancy Dustin Wall Moure
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 741
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Bright Minds, Beautiful Ideas

Parallel Thoughts in Different Times : Bruno Munari, Charles & Ray Eames, Martí Guixé and Jurgen Bey
Author: Ed Annink,Ineke Schwartz
Publisher: Bis Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 240
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The workshop, exhibition and book were initiated by Ed Annink on the occasion of ExperimentaDesign 2003 - Bienal de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2003.

Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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American house now

contemporary architectural directions
Author: Susan Doubilet,Daralice Donkervoet Boles
Publisher: Universe
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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An updated and expanded edition of the hugely successful 1997 book American House Now, this richly illustrated volume showcases twenty-six of the most extraordinary examples of residential architecture designed in the United States in the last twenty years. The collection represents established American architects, such as Richard Meier and Charles Gwathmey; such internationally known contemporaries as Stephen Holl, Mark Mack, and Arquitectonica; and newcomers Carlos Zapata and UKZ. Superb exterior and interior photographs, as well as plans of each house, are accompanied by individual essays and captions.

ID

Magazine of International Design
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industrial design
Page: N.A
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Design

Intelligence Made Visible
Author: Stephen Bayley,Terence Conran
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 335
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Includes the leading names, movements, materials and processes such as furniture, fashion, cars, graphics, products, signs and symbols that have influenced the world of design.

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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