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Riassunto: The Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames gave shape to the look of America's twentieth century. They witnessed firsthand many of the momentous historical events of the 1900s - including the Depression and World War II - and in their lives and work they represented the era's defining social movements: the shift of the nation's attention from the East Coast to the West Coast, the rise of corporate and industrial America, the global expansion of American culture. The Eameses' wholehearted belief that design could improve people's lives remains their greatest accomplishment, with elegance, wit, and beauty. Published on the occasion of a major exhibition organized by the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., and the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany, the holders of the two richest Eames collections in the world, this volume celebrates that achievement. Includes essay by architect and curator Donald Albrecht, which explores the Eameses' achievements in collaboration with major corporate clients. Architectural designer and critic Joseph Giovannini offers a provocative interpretation of their early careers. A photo essay features newly commissioned photographs of furniture, furniture prototypes, and experimental pieces. Astronomer Alan Lightman, physicist Philip Morrison, and author Phylis Morrison examine the Eameses' fascination with science, especially their ability to communicate its history and principles to the general public through exhibitions, books, and films. Architectural historian Beatriz Colomina situates the Eameses' own house within the context of the American and European architectural avant-garde after World War II. And architectural historian Helene Lipstadt looks at four projects the Eameses designed for the American government, placing their work in international as well as broad political contexts. Together, the essays in this handsome and generously illustrated volume present the Eameses' wide-ranging sensibilities and their immense contributions to the visual language of the twentieth century.
Recensione: Published on the occasion of a major international traveling exhibition organized by the U.S. Library of Congress and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany (holders of the two richest Eames collections in the world), this comprehensive volume is a testament to the Eameses' belief that good design could improve people's lives. From the 1940s to the 1970s, the prolific husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames designed furniture, buildings, exhibitions, and interiors, and made films. They are perhaps best known for the form-fitting chairs that were mass-produced using the same techniques the Eameses developed in their first apartment. Taking a multifaceted approach to their multifaceted careers, this comprehensive, clothbound volume with French folds includes a filmography, making clear the pair's profound influence on the visual vernacular of the 20th century.
Titolo: The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy ...
Casa editrice: Harry N. Abrams
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Fine. Codice libro della libreria K-714-260
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams 1/1/2005, 2005. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0810992329 unmarked, light shelfwear-NICE. Codice libro della libreria Z0810992329Z2
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams in association with the Library of Congress and the Vitra Design Museum, New York, 2005. Softcover. Condizione libro: Verlagsfrisch. Erste Auflage,. 30,1x23,0cm. ill. Orig.Klappenkarton, Fadenbindung, 205 S., 78 sw-Abb., 165 Farb-Abb., 30,1x23,0cm. Standardwerk über das Designer-Paar Eames. Essays von D. Albrecht, Beatriz Colomina, Joseph Giovannini, Alan, Lightman, Hélène Lipstadt, Philip u. Phylis Morrison. Zustand: Verlagsfrisch, Einband Lagerungsspuren Gewicht in Gramm: 2000. Buch. Codice libro della libreria 1054006
Descrizione libro HARRY N ABRAMS INC, UNITED STATES, 2005. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Art>Graphic Designers. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 06978081099232003. Codice libro della libreria 06978081099232003
Descrizione libro Abrams, 2005. Softcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. VG- 1st edition 2005 large format Abrams paperback with end-flaps to cover, many illustrations. Crease/fold across top of spine and top edge of book due to previous storage. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Art & Design; ISBN/EAN: 9780810992320. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 053327. Codice libro della libreria 053327
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0810992329
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808109923203.0
Descrizione libro Abrams 2005, New York, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: As New. First Paperback Edition. 4to. 205 pp, with 243 illustrations, 165 plates in full colour. Unread. Codice libro della libreria 37119
Descrizione libro Harry N Abrams Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2005. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Reprint. Usual library marks and wear. 205 pages with colour and b/w illustrations. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 015111