This book by Esther McCoy chronicles the Case Study program as sponsored by John Entenza’s Art & Architecture magazine. The Case Study Houses program brought new thinking, techniques, and materials to California’s post-war house building. Contains the work of Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Craig Ellwood, Pierre Koenig, Richard Neutra, William Wurster, and others.
By Ester McCoy
Paperback, 216 pages
Charles & Ray Eames
Architecture served as an ideology for the Eameses during their decades together; the possibilities of structure and materials were prevalent in their toys, films, exhibition, and pieces of furniture. In the common sense of the term “architecture,” the Eames Office participated in residential and commercial building projects—most of which didn’t develop past the idea or model-building stage. The ideas that progressed further, such as the Eames House, have found a place in history books