Discovering Eames – The idea and design revealed from the drawings

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This book introduces Charles and Ray Eames, world-famous designers who created numerous masterpieces such as chairs, from a perspective not found in previously published Eames-related books.

[Features of this book]
・Using more than half of the pages of this book, 55 valuable original drawings of Eames’ chairs and tables are published.
– Interpret Eames’ ideas and design concepts from drawings, etc.
-Drawings and photos of chairs, etc. are placed side by side to help readers understand Eames’s works in an easy-to-understand manner. Enlarged photos of the distinctive parts are shown.
・Eames’ achievements in many fields (video, exhibitions, architecture, etc.), his relationships with people in various fields (Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, etc.), his influence on Japan (Eames’ chairs were manufactured in Japan, Kenmochi A compact summary of his interactions with designers such as Isamu and others.
-A chronology covering Eames’s early life and accomplishments is included at the end of the book.

■Table of contents
What kind of person is Eames?
The Eameses’ various activities

The turbulent life of Mr. and Mrs. Eames is from Act 1 to Act 4, which was born from an “encounter”

The essence of Eames, deciphered from the drawings. 55 drawings of chairs and tables designed by Eames all at once.

Eames Design Keywords and Concepts Concise, clear, functional, light, macroscopic and microscopic, people and their daily lives

Chapter 5
Various work videos other than product design, exhibitions, architecture, paintings, toys

Chapter 6
Relationship with Japan, influence on Japan Eames chairs are also manufactured in Japan, exchanges with Japanese designers

Charles & Ray Eames Giant Tree Chart Charles & Ray Eames’s main encounters and connections, major works and products People the Eameses met directly Profile and relationship with the Eames My Eames Literacy Eames Chronology etc.

Release Date:
July, 2022

Author profile

Yoshihiko Terahara

Born in Tokyo in 1943.
He is a professor emeritus at Musashino Art University. He is a Charles and Ray Eames researcher. He is an interior product designer.

He has served as an exchange faculty member and visiting professor at overseas universities including the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). He has won the Mainichi ID Award and the JID Award (Japan Interior Designers Association Award). “Titanium Chair” and other items are stored in the Vitra Design Museum.

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Additional information

Weight 901 g

Yoshihiko Terahara


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