Eames: The Architect and the Painter

A new Eames doco I am very much looking forward to seeing…



Cool, thanks for the tip. Side mention, total name drop, I happened to meet Charles and Ray Eames granddaughter the other night at a design event. She told me a story about going to “grandma and grandpa’s house” as a kid… must have ben amazing!

Just an FYI, this will be shown on PBS as well:

“Narrated by James Franco, the First Run Features doc opens theatrically in New York and L.A. November 18, and will have its broadcast premiere December 19 as part of the PBS American Masters series.”

Anyone know what time that series is on?

To build a little more anticipation:

Looks good, I would also say check out the dvd box set that came out a few years ago.

I finally got around to watching the film off my DVR. I was suprised at how little they talked about thier products. It was much more about who ray and Charles were than what I imagined it to be. I never knew about much of the work that they had done after their Herman Miler products, so it was really enlightening.

Lucky for anyone that missed it, PBS lets you watch the full thing on their web page (I love PBS!): Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter | About the Film | American Masters | PBS

Hopefully they wont block anyone from outside the US

Watched it, too! Didn’t realize there was a total love triangle thing going on in the Office…

Wonderful insight into their process, too. Worth the watch for artists and designers alike.

Wonderful insight into their process, too. Worth the watch for artists and designers alike.

Alas, the whole “doing business on a handshake” paradigm is what has gone from this, and most business. Sure, it still exists, but not on the breadth and scale of the 60’s.

FYI, there’s also a good book by the grandson (I think) of Eames. Eames Demetrios. I got it when it came out 9? years ago. I don’t know what it is even called as when I was there for the book signing it was so hot off the press the dustjacket wasn’t done, so my copy is just white hardbound with his sig. Kinda neat, actually.

Talks a lot as I recall about the process, studio, etc. Haven’t flipped through it in ages…someplace in my bookshelf.


EDIT - just found it on Amazon-

An Eames Primer