16 November 2011
New documentary on the Eameses
“Eames: The Architect and the Painter draws extensively from a virgin cache of archival material, visually stunning films, love letters, photographs and artifacts produced in mind-boggling volume by Charles and Ray with their talented staff during the hyper-creative forty-year epoch of the Eames Office. Interviews with family members, including Charles’ insightful grandson Eames Demetrios, and design historians guide the viewer on an intimate tour of the Eames era, while junior designers who were swept into the 24-7 world of “The Eamery,” as they called it, flesh out a fascinatingly complex blueprint of this husband-and-wife powerhouse. The film shares a candid view of the emotional inner lives of two great American artists as they apply their genius to practical problems and innovation, not out of a sense of ego, but out of sheer creative necessity.”
I love that: ...“apply(ing) their genius to practical problems and innovation, not out of a sense of ego, but out of sheer creative necessity.”!
You can pre-order the DVD at a 35% or wait 'til the release on December 13. Here is a list of screening dates and locations. I plan to ask my library to get a copy as my Christmas gift : ) – GF