The World of Charles and Ray Eames

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

(In association with the Barbican Art Gallery)
  1. Edited by Catherine Ince
  2. with Lotte Johnson
  • ISBN 9780500518304
  • 32.00 x 24.00 cm
  • PLC (with jacket)
  • 320pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2015

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century. The story of the Eames Office embodies the development of visual and material culture of the post-war period

‘A must-read’ – Grand Designs
‘Charles and Ray Eames’ unique vision is still abundant on the high street today. This stunning book lets readers delve into their lives, including film, architecture and furniture projects’– Homes & Gardens
'A substantial and resplendent catalogue'– Observer New Review
‘A great resource’– Creative Review
'It's a revelatory portrait of a hugely influential postwar creative duo'– The Sunday Times



Published to accompany a major international exhibition at the Barbican, London, this definitive monograph explores the era-defining work of the Eames Office, an active ‘laboratory’ for over four decades, where the Eameses and their collaborators produced a vast array of pioneering and influential projects – from architecture, furniture and product design to film, photography, multi-media installations and exhibitions, as well as new models for arts education.

Drawing on new sources and unpublished material, and with newly commissioned texts by leading design experts, The World of Charles and Ray Eames brings together contemporaneous reviews and magazine articles, writings by Charles and Ray Eames themselves, personal correspondence and a thorough reference section to offer the most comprehensive overview of the designers in many years.

Catherine Ince is Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, where she recently curated ‘Bauhaus: Art as Life’, the largest survey of the renowned school to be staged in Britain in over forty years. Other projects include the international touring exhibitions ‘Pop Art Design’ and ‘The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier’.

Also of interest
Modern Furniture Classics
Industrial Chic – Cult Furniture, Design and Lighting
Mid-Century Modern Complete
The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Design Since 1900
Material Innovation – Product Design