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Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Synopsis
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. This is the first film to be made about them since their deaths.and the only one that peers deeply inside the link between their artistic collaboration and sometimes tortured love for one another. It brings to light a cache of archival material - visually stunning films, love letters, photographs and artifacts produced in mind-boggling volume by Charles and Ray with their talented staff during the hypercreative forty-year epoch of the Eames Office. Interviews with family members and design historians guide the viewer on an intimate tour of the Eames era, while junior designers who were swept into the 24-7 world of "The Eamery," as they called it, flesh out a fascinatingly complex blueprint of this husband-and-wife powerhouse.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Design
Keywords
designers; furniture design; Eames, Charles and Ray

Credits

Director
Bill Jersey; Jason Cohn

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$29.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
85 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

First Run Features

Email
info@firstrunfeatures.com
Web
http://firstrunfeatures.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 243 0600
Fax
(212) 989 7649
Address
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1213
New York
New York 10036
USA
Notes
First Run is a well-established US distributor specialising in independent films and is especially strong on documentaries. In addition to a home video store it has an educational/non-theatrical division supplying titles to libraries and educational institutions. The purchase of these titles includes non-theatrical Public Performance Rights. The educational catalogue is browsable by title or subject.

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