CONNECTIONS: THE WORK OF CHARLES AND RAY EAMES
John and Marilyn Neuhart, Ralph Caplan [essayist]: CONNECTIONS: THE WORK OF CHARLES AND RAY EAMES. Los Angeles: UCLA Arts Council, 1976. First edition [limited to 10,000 copies]. A near-fine softcover book in stiff, printed wrappers: trace of wear overall, crease to rear panel. Interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print.
8.5 x 8.5 book with 56 pages [including one fold-out time-line] and 162 color and b/w photos from the archives of the Eames Office, which was still in business at the time of publication. Includes excellent photography for all of the Eames furniture, from the Saarinen organic Furniture contest collaborations in 1940 to the Aluminum Group, Compact sofas and more. Much material devoted to the beloved plywood designs and prototypes: LCW, DCM, DCW, ETW, screens, etc. Includes Herman Miller Furniture, the films and coursework, exhibitions, graphic design and exhibits from the prolific husband and wife team.
John and Marilyn Neuhart were staffers at the Eames Office and designed the Connections Exhibit, the first exhibit ever devoted soley to the work of the Eames Office. Produced in full cooperation with both Ray and Charles, the Connections Exhibit eventually became the basis for the huge Eames Design book that the Neuhart's co-authored with Ray Eames after Charles' death.
This is an extremly important catalogue in the history of American modernism and its strongest West Coast outpost: the Eames Office.
Spreads from this volume can be viewed here.
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