Eames: The Architect and the Painter
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The work of Charles and Ray Eames remains the ideal of design - an alchemy of beauty and purpose. Their light, whimsical creativity was symbolic of an upcoming West Coast lifestyle. This husband-and-wife pair became America's most admired designers, recognized for their dual creations - and fascinating as individuals. Best remembered for plywood & fiberglass furniture, the Eames studio actually created a mindbending range of products, from splints for the military, to photography, films, interior decorating, multi-media exhibits, graphics, even game and toys. Draws from archived material and new interviews with close connections, to capture their personal story, while placing them firmly in the context of some fascinating times. This essential biography reveals their intellectual inquiry when designing, and how they influenced the revolution of modernism and rise of the computer age – all of which has been less widely understood. A richly textured documentary on the dream team of midcentury modern design. Actor James Franco...
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