The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: Volume 3


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

“The Eames Films are the Eames Essays.”
The three films on Volume 3 are all centered on the same project — the Franklin and Jefferson exhibition created for the American Bicentennial in 1976. Gathered together, these three films give viewers a hint of the way the Eameses used film to model ideas. The Franklin and Jefferson Proposal Film was actually a model of the display that changed the direction of the show in a profound way. The World of Franklin and Jefferson was the synthesis of many of the images and notions of the final show itself in Paris.  Opening of an Exhibition gives a view of the show as it was installed.

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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