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(2010) In this unique 2-volume, 800-page book with more than 2,500 images, Marilyn Neuhart tells the story to paraphrase Charles Eames himself of how Eames furniture got to be the way it is. Format: 12.4 x 10.6 x 3.6 inches, 800 pages

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The Story of Eames Furniture is the benchmark reference on the subject. It is a biography not of an individual person, but of arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. Brimming with images and information, this 2-volume, 800-page book in a slipcase sheds new light on the context in which the furniture of Charles and Ray Eames was created. It documents in unparalleled detail how the design process in the Eames Office developed as well as the significant roles played by specific designers and manufacturers.

Through intense and self-critical teamwork, the Eames Office was the first to translate the theoretical approach of the Bauhaus into commercially successful design for a mass market. One can hardly exaggerate the relevance of Eames's modern concept of design. In many cases the success of the pieces is based on the Office's own development and perfection of production processes for its designs.