This volume is the most complete catalogue of their studio ever produced, the book examines in considerable depth every project, more than 200 in all, produced by the Eameses and their office of topflight designers from 1 941 to 1 978. A stunning assembly of drawings, plans, models, period photographs, film stills and graphics has been drawn from the office archives, which are now preserved in the Library of Congress. The entries range from the early plywood-molding experiments and the wartime work on plywood splints and aircraft to the industrialised mass-produced furniture for home and office; epitomised by the now-classic Eames chair, an icon of twentieth-century design. Also presented in depth are their renowned films and exhibitions, such as Mathmatica, A Computer Perspective and the 1 964 IBM Corporation Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, which forever influenced exhibition design and introduced modern technical and scientific concepts to millions of people.
John Neuhart and Marilyn Neuhart friends and colleagues of the Eameses for many years, worked directly with Ray Eames before her death to compose the text for each project and select the photographs for their book.