An in-depth look at Charles and Ray Eames's prolific legacy—one that has placed them among the most important American designers of the twentieth century and at the forefront of modernism.
Charles and Ray Eames's expansive and monumental career in furniture design ran from 1941 to 1978. This comprehensive and illustrated text serves as a guidebook to their most important pieces and themes.
As beloved figures in design, art, and architecture who emerged from the optimism of the 1950s, the couple’s egalitarian and humanistic furniture designs made them household names. Most famous for their chairs, they also created seminal works of architecture and film. Written by their grandson, Eames Demetrios, An Eames Primer is an easy-to-read and informational book to the world's most famous and influential furniture designers.
About The Author
Eames Demetrios, the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, is the director of the Eames Office and chairman of the Eames Foundation. In addition to his publications, including An Eames Primer and Beautiful Details, he is also an artist and filmmaker whose work has been displayed in London, Portugal, Indonesia, Tokyo, Cairo, Cyprus, Colombia, and more. Demetrios has published four books on the subject of his 11-year-old project, Kcymaerxthaere.