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 records and two hundred illustrations spotlight iconic initiatives resembling the Case research homes and the molded plywood chair, in addition to their paintings for significant enterprises as either designers (Herman Miller, Vitra) and experts (IBM, Polaroid). formerly unpublished fabrics look along released writings via and in regards to the Eameses and their paintings, lending new perception into their inventive approach. Correspondence with such luminaries as Richard Neutra and Eero Saarinen presents a private glimpse into the improvement of modernity in mid-century America.

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And this was in turn passed on to Louis Sullivan. It grew and flowered into great architecture, great creative thinking and great attitudes. These men were at no point concerned with the superficial details that might recall Romanesque architecture. I understand that the Board of Regents at the university have passed rulings that the architecture of the university shall be in the Mid-Mediterranean Romanesque style. What such a group of men have in mind making such decisions I certainly cannot tell.

When the chemical engineer asked if he should consult a sculptor to further the esthetic qualities of his chemical plant, we would have to (on the basis of what had been previously said about esthetics, sculpture, and architecture) say a thousand times no—at that particular moment he seemed to be the only one on whom to pin the hopes of either sculpture or architecture. It is unfortunate that such a conference should be so dependent on the language of words. It was most strikingly true in the case of Kepes, who if given a space within to work, I am sure could have given a three dimensional experience in form and color that would have been a basis of real controversy and conviction—it would be wonderful, worthwhile, and I think very practical.

12 (December 1947): cover. indd 25 10/17/14 10:44 AM charles eames “Mies van der Rohe” the mies van der rohe show itself is not a complete presentation of his work, and most of the few examples shown have been seen many times before, but somehow or other, this does not detract in any way from its greatness. ” Mies van der Rohe designed and arranged this exhibition of his own work in the second floor gallery in the Museum of Modern Art. Certainly it is the experience of walking through that space and seeing others move in it that is the high point of the exhibition.

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