The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: Volume 5


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

“The Eames Films are the Eames Essays.”
Volume 5 of the Films of Charles & Ray Eames showcases one of the Eames’s shortest films, Polyorchis Haplus, filmed when Charles and Ray were creating their proposal for a National Aquarium in Washington DC.  Also included is a project that was actually completed — Dulles Airport as seen in The Expanding Airport.  Other films include a time-lapse assembly of the Eames® Lounge Chair, an early understanding of computer jargon in A Computer Glossary, science history in Kepler’s Laws, a fun time-lapse overview of the 1964 IBM Pavilion at the World’s Fair in IBM at the Fair.  The volume is rounded out by a film on Bread and Tops.

Weight 0.3 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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