THE WORLD OF FRANKLIN AND JEFFERSON
Eames, [Office of] Charles & Ray: THE WORLD OF FRANKLIN AND JEFFERSON. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the IBM Corporation, 1976. First edition. Paper-covered boards decorated in gold and black. Marbled endpapers. 78 pp. Color illustrations. White paper boards lightly scuffed, especially to the rear panel. Very light edgewear. Book design by the Office of Charles & Ray Eames. A near fine copy of the uncommon hardcover edition.
9.25 x 9.75 hardcover book with 78 profusely illustrated pages. Published in conjunction with a 1976 travelling exhibition designed by the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. The exhibit first toured Europe and then the United States: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC (March 5-May 2); The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (July 4-September 1); The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (Nov. 2-Jan 2).
Excerpted from Neuhart, Neuhar, and Eames: EAMES DESIGN: THE WORK OF THE OFFICE OF CHARLES AND RAY EAMES [New York: Abrams 1989]: "The book "The World of Franklin and Jefferson" was produced to accompany the exhibition of the same name. Like the exhibition, the book was designed by the Eames Office with the cooperation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and through a grant from the IBM Corporation.
The subject matter of the book mirrors that of the exhibition, focusing on the lives of two of the most influential architects of American independence. The book also is divided into four sections: "Friends and Acquaintances," "Contrast and Continuity," "Three Documents," and "Jefferson and the West." The European version was designed by Paul Bruhwiler and the American by Dick Petrie.
The text, which was written by Jehane Burns and Barbara Diamond and researched by Jeannine Oppewall, is illustrated with images used in the exhibition, including photographs of artifacts and places, portraits and paintings and illustrations from the Revolutionary War era. The seventy-eight page book was published in both hardcover and softcover editions and was printed in full color by George Rice and Sons in Los Angeles. It is out of print.
Unmarked but from the library of A. Quincy Jones and Elaine K. Sewell Jones. Mrs. Jones worked as a publicist for Herman Miller and handled public relations for T&O, the short-lived Textiles & Objects Shop in New York City. The Shop was a Herman Miller store that showcased Alexander Girard fabrics, as well as objects Girard found on his international travels. Mr. Jones was an architect renowned for his work in the Case Study program, as well as his lengthy association with Joseph Eichler.
Spreads from this volume can be viewed here.
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