Eames Design: In Their Own Words Charles and Ray Eames literally shaped Modern design during the postwar years. Yet despite worldwide recognition and their enduring legacy, until now there has never been a publication that focuses on their design
philosophy. Prolifi c furniture designers, fi lmmakers and exhibition designers, the Eameses were also hugely influential communicators. For the fi rst time ever, Eames on Design brings together their collected words from magazine articles, conference speeches, television interviews, fi lm scripts, personal letters and lectures.
An Eames Manifesto
A huge undertaking, this project has involved painstakingly sifting through vast quantities of archival material held by the Eames family, the Eames Offi ce and Herman Miller Inc. as well as the extensive collections of the Library of Congress and the Vitra Design Museum. The many rediscovered texts not only provide a clear understanding of the Eameses’ design thinking but also
off er a unique insight into them as people. The texts are illustrated with original photographs and drawings, many of which have never been published before. A landmark publication on two of the greatest designers of the twentieth century, Eames on Design is an essential design manifesto that is both inspiring and insightful.
An avid collector, Daniel Ostroff has focused his attention on the designs of Charles and Ray Eames for many years. Currently, he runs the Eames Offi ce’s Vintage Eames website and is the
curator of the comprehensive Eames furniture exhibition to be held at the A+D Museum, Los Angeles, in 2011 as part of the Getty Museum"s "Pacifi c Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980"
initiative. He also works as a fi lm producer in Los Angeles, and his movies include among others, the award winning documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys” (2001) and “The Missing” (2003) directed
by Ron Howard.