The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention


Title: The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention

Author: Donald Albrecht (Introduction), James H. Billington (Foreword), Alexander von Vegesack (Preface)

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, 1977, for the Library of Congress and the Vitra Design Museum.

Specs: 12" x 9", softcover

Pages: 205

ISBN: 0-8109-2752-7

Details: First Edition. Excellent condition. Essays by Donald Albrecht, Joseph Giovannini, Philip and Phylis Morrison, Alan Lightman, Beatriz Colomina and Helene Lipstadt. The last chapter is titled, "Appreciations' with a collection of comments on Charles and Ray Eames legacy from friends, colleagues, and contemporary designers including Philip Starck, Sir Norman Foster, Milton Glaser, Tibor Kalman, Paul Rand, Renzo Piano, Kevin Roche and others.

Notes from the archive: This catalogue from the exhibition of the same name was produced by the two institutions with the largest collections of Charles and Ray Eames work in the world. The depth of available information and material makes this an appropriate tribute to America's best known designers. The Eameses' belief that design could improve peoples lives connects their many achievements in design, architecture, film, textiles, and exhibition design. 

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Related Products: Vitra Design Museum, Eames | Vitra, Charles & Ray Eames, Leg Splint, Plywood Chair DCW

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