Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas gift idea (3): "Charles & Ray Eames", by Maryse Quinton

In this book, the contemporary designers questioned in the insets all place them in their personal pantheon. Giulio Cappellini, for example, believes they are the greatest designers of all times. 
Maryse Quinton (with Eames Demetrios and Alexandra Forterre) reviews four decades of creation, enhancing certain key moments, such as the construction of their home on the heights of Pacific Palisades, and offers a complete panorama. It talks of their relations with big industry (Alcoa) or the intelligentsia (Billy Wilder) but lacks two must-have elements: a real chronology and an index.

Maryse Quinton, Eames Demetrios, Alexandra Forterre, "Charles & Ray Eames", Éditions de La Martinière, Paris, 2015.
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