Current Events: Charles and Ray Eames

Click here to find The Films of Charles Ray Eames in the GSA Library Catalogue.

Can’t make it down to the big Charles & Ray Eames retrospective exhibition at the Barbican? Never mind, we have volumes of their well-made and dubious films right here in the GSA Library Collection, as well as Jason Cohn’s 2012 documentary ‘The Architect and the Painter.’ As Rowan Moore puts it, ‘Charles and Ray Eames were the sunny side of the cold war and the fun side of the industrial-military complex. Their designs and imagery conveyed modernism without angst, industry without pollution, science without the Bomb and, for that matter, America without black people.’ You can read the rest of Moore’s exhibition review here.

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