The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: Volume 2


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Take a peek into the creative collective of Charles and Ray Eames.

“The Eames Films are the Eames Essays.”
Volume 2 of the Eames Films contains three films that are absolutely crucial to any meaningful understanding of the Eames work: Toccata for Toy Trains, Blacktop, and House: after 5 years of living. These three film essays touch on critical issues in Charles and Ray’s work: the honest use of materials, the uncommon beauty of common things, and the qualities of the landmark Eames House itself. Other films on this volume: Lucia Chase Vignette, Kaleidoscope Jazz Chairs, The Black Ships, Blacktop and Atlas. The seven films on this tape were selected to allow the viewer to sample a wide range of their work.

Weight 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.5 in

Charles & Ray Eames


Above their role as furniture designers, Charles and Ray were communicators and educators. Museum exhibitions and World’s Fairs were avenues for the Eameses to reach the public masses, teaching about varied subjects like mathematics, technology, design, astronomy, geography, time, and culture. In all locations as well as within the walls of 901 Washington Boulevard, the films they made played a large part in their philosophy and design process. Whether the films were made for IBM, as proposals for airports, national aquariums or an exploration of patterns on a blacktop, the films by Charles and Ray Eames are some of the greatest tools they have left for us.

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