Monday, February 17, 2014

The excellent adventures of Charles & Ray Eames

One of the most creative pair in 20th century has to be Charles and Ray Eames.  I had the pleasure to work on the "Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention" exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2000.  It was very cool to dig through LACMA's Eames collection.  I remember going to LACMA West, which was the former May Department Stores building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, and cataloging what was there.  LACMA was lucky that Eames front office at the 901 Washington Boulevard in Venice was donated to them awhile back.  The museum literally had everything lock, stock, and barrel.... down to clay flower pots.  I knew whom Charles and Ray Eames were at the time but I would say I have much more appreciation of their craft today than back then.  It was fun coming across this PBS documentary.  It's about hour and a half long.  If you are a Modernism fan or an architecture student, you owe yourself to watch this excellent documentary.   Watch the Full Documentary Film

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