Eames Lecture at Modernism Week, Palm Springs

Posted December 24, 2015

February 15, 2016 – Lecture on An Eames Anthology: Surprises and New Insights

Charles and Ray Eames introduced 25 furniture product lines; of these, 19 are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and 17 are still in production. Years after receiving the prestigious A.I.A. 25 Year Award in 1978, their famed Case Study House in the Pacific Palisades, California, inspires new generations of architects. The extensive output of films they created is referenced by Hollywood directors and even video game designers. Their groundbreaking 1961 exhibition, Mathematica: A World of Numbers. . .and Beyond, is currently on permanent display in two major American museums.

Editor Daniel Ostroff, a film producer and an Eames scholar, will discuss why Charles and Ray’s ideas are more relevant now than ever before. His talk includes intriguing surprises and new insights gleaned from his five years researching their archives, and looks at the ways in which the Eames legacy continues to present clear guidelines for the future of architecture and design. A Q+A will follow the presentation.

Ostroff’s fourth book on the design duo is the critically acclaimed Eames Anthology: Articles, Film Scripts, Interviews, Letters, Notes, Speeches by Charles and Ray Eames, published by Yale University Press (2015), with thanks to the Eames Office for whom Ostroff has consulted since 2006. Seventy percent of the book is previously unpublished material, making this a must-read for any Eames enthusiast.


Event Details
“An Eames Anthology: Surprises and New Insights”
Lecture in conjunction with Modernism Week
10:30 – 11:30 am

Palm Springs Art Museum

Annenberg Theater
101 N. Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Ample free parking is available in the garage across the street from the museum.

The Annenberg Theater entrance is accessed via the lower level of the museum, behind the theater box office in the north parking lot.

Learn more about Modernism Week here.