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L.A. Art Diary Week Four (Everyone Loves Eames, Erotic Art, and More)

3 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

In his fourth week in Los Angeles, Michael Anthony Farley discovers that there's not enough to do on weekdays and way too much to do on weekends. Here's how he spent the weekend. Everyone loves Ray and Charles Eames, and erotic art. Catch up on Week One, Week Two (and Week Two, Part Two), and Week Three.

The Eames Brothers Didn't Just Design Furniture, They Made Movies

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Their films - they made more than 125 - "were unconnected to nearby Hollywood. Short, experimental, nontheatrical, and nonnarrative, they belong more to an avant-garde or independent tradition - and sometimes a commercial one. Charles said himself, 'They're not experimental films, they're not really films. They're just attempts to get across an idea.'"

The Italian Mid-Century Modern Designer I'm Only Just Learning About

Gio Ponti's Domito Chair, spotted on I Lobo You. (Image credit: I Lobo You) As a lover of mid-century design, I've long been familiar with the work of designers like Charles and Ray Eames, Hans Wegner, and Eero Sarinen. But I confess...Show More Summary

How a Leg Splint Shaped the Iconic Eames Chair

10 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Before Charles and Ray Eames made their name with modernist chairs, they perfected the molding of plywood with a military leg splint for World War II. The post How a Leg Splint Shaped the Iconic Eames Chair appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Great Eames Office film on the Polaroid SX-70

11 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://vimeo.com/182262169 This great 11-minute 1972 film by Charles and Ray Eames highlights Polaroid's SX-70 model. They went on to create three more commissioned works for Polaroid. (more…)

“Buy your design classic now – it’s about to rocket in price”

11 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

At least if you’re in Britain or Europe: “Mid-century design classics, such as Charles Eames chairs, Eileen Gray tables and Arco lamps are set to rocket in price [in Britain and Europe], following EU regulations which came into force...Show More Summary

Ray Eames and the Art of Entertaining

Welcome back to Critical Eye, Alexandra Lange's incisive, observant, curious, human- and street-friendly architecture column for Curbed. In this edition, Lange dives into The World of Charles and Ray Eames, a new book that reveals how the design duo lived, and examines how Ray turned house work and entertaining into innovative design. Show More Summary

This Ultimate #AvGeek Video Explains How Airports Were Planned 60 Years Ago

The best way to understand Washington Dulles is to go back to how the concept was being explained before it was even built. This animated film by Ray Eames and Charles Eames explains the idea -- how tragic they believed it was to walk...Show More Summary

Alvar and Aino Alto, Pioneering Advocates of Modernism, Highlighted in New Exhibit

Get to know a midcentury design power couple It's apparently a good year for celebrating midcentury design power couples. Just after an exhibit featuring tributes to Charles and Ray Eames wrapped up in Los Angeles, a new show at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in New York City will honor a lesser known pair: Alvar and Aino Alto. Show More Summary

Support Eames Demetrios's parallel universe art/story/geography project!

last yearHumor / odd : Boing Boing

For more than a decade, BB pal Eames Demetrios (grandson of Charles and Ray Eames) has developed Kcymaerxthaere, a fantastically strange collection of parallel universe stories physically tied to real world sites that link the alternate reality with our own. Show More Summary

A Visual Tour of Alexander Girard's Beautiful, Folk Art-Inspired Design

A new retrospective at the Vitra Museum offers a deep dive into the influential designer's playful approach Despite being an in-house designer at Herman Miller, a friend and collaborator with Ray and Charles Eames, and a master of colorful...Show More Summary

The Evolution of Eames

Charles and Ray Eames aren’t necessarily household names, but their inventions certainly are. The couple is responsible for many of... The post The Evolution of Eames appeared first on Lifehack.

Charles and Ray Eames Legacy Celebrated in Gorgeous New Art Show

Featuring a ton of rad illustrations and miniature models Midcentury modern design's premier couple, Charles and Ray Eames, are the subject of a fabulous new exhibit at the Nucleus art gallery in Los Angeles. To celebrate the Eames'Show More Summary

Hollywood's Golden Age, As Photographed By Charles Eames

The iconic midcentury polymath documented the making of Billy Wilder's most famous films. Legendary designers Charles and Ray Eames were multimedia masters, frequently—and brilliantly—communicating their philosophy through film and photography. Read Full Story

Eames-Inspired Art Exhibition Opens This Weekend — Design News

Pin it Are you mad about mid-century? Then head on over to Nucleus Gallery in LA for a tribute to Charles & Ray Eames. READ MORE »

Hollywood Photography of Ray & Charles Eames Subject of New Exhibit

Behind-the-scenes snaps show the influence of photography on their design process Charles Eames’s contributions span art forms, but for influential designer, photography may have been one of his first loves. He snapped photos nearly his entire life, starting when his father gave him a camera at age 12. Show More Summary

Revisiting “Powers of Ten” After Almost 50 Years

last yearArts : Art Fag City

At the Museo Jumex, Andrés Jaque / Office For Political Innovation mine the Ray and Charles Eames classic for content to politicize in the exhibition Superpowers of Ten. It is mostly a big stretch.

American Design Auction in Chicago Reveals Gems, Deals

Photos via Wright. Yesterday, Chicago auction house Wright kicked off American Design, the glorious sale where lots include works by such illustrious designers as George Nelson, Ray & Charles Eames, Jens Risom, Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, and more. On...

Swedish Website Highlights Female Designers — Design News

Pin it Swedish website No Sir launched last year to promote and sell the work of contemporary female designers. Why? Because even Ray Eames was often overshadowed by Charles. READ MORE »

Modern design - Charles & Ray Eames, and the Bauhaus

I was at least an average art history student at university, so I could certainly identify the work of Christopher Dresser, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Peter Behrens, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Herbert Bayer and Marcel Breuer. Show More Summary

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