A list of films interesting to any Graphic Designer, Art Director or Creative.
Eames: The Architect & The Painter
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture. 'Eames: The Architect & The Painter' draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times.
Being a former student of art and design (from product, architecture, film, etc.), it was easy to become an Eames fan many years ago. I enjoyed the format of this documentary. I found the personal story of Charles and Ray Eames quite interesting and learned a few new things about their process, which was very unconventional for the time period. Someday, I'll own the Eames Lounge Chair!
I was surprised then saddened to learn that Charles Eames was a womanizer. And also surprised to learn that their legacy ended on a bison, and that thankfully no one really remembers or cares anyways.
A nice, if overly adoring, look at the couple behind a surprising amount of modern designs. I'm glad I finally know who is responsible for so many great short films.
Learned quite a bit about this interesting and famous husband and wife team. They were artists of a unique type, working very successfully in multiple mediums. Franco's narration feels a bit fake, but otherwise it's a solid doc.
The film covered more of their personal life than their designs and products, which I wanted to know more about. But it was still a fascinating portrait of one of the most important figures in modern design.
Once you see an Eames chair, you'll never stop seeing them!
Learning a great deal about Charles & Ray through my University course, I was unaware of how fun and colourful their career was. I loved seeing inside their studio as well as their kooky and ingenious minds. A must see for all design enthusiasts.
Es asombroso el impacto de Charles y Ray Eames en las ramas de arquitectura, interiorismo, pintura, fotografia, cine y publicidad. Ellos fueron pioneros de las corrientes de diseño que observamos actualmente y una fuerte influencia en la evolución artística influenciada por la tecnologia.
"Eames: The Architect and the Painter" es un estupendo documental que no solo nos adentra en la maravillosa obra de esta pareja sino tambien nos brinda un perfil psicologico de la dinamica en su estudio y sus trabajadores (ademas de detalles intimos como sus relaciones extramaritales). Una obra obligatoria para diseñadores y arquitectos. Muy recomendable
Wow... a looot I didn't know about them. So good and so scary to see how real masters, artists and geniuses just go for it. nearly fearless pushing for the limit.
I fell asleep watching this film. The first time I tried as well as the second time I tried. They could've done so much better.
An analysis of a couple that ran an operation that resembles both the past and present. The film is above all honest in its tone and content. Even without instilling passion, the film has several gems of wisdom and design theses from both Eames and the interviewed designers/artists/etc.
I found it interesting how many of the virtues and aesthetic styles (including typography) from the Eames era have come back in fashion. The Eames corporation also reminds me of early Apple Inc. A collective of forward-thinking individuals with modernist ideals producing landmark mixtures of design and art with processes intametely linked to advertising and branding, working overtime to please a man of great ego.
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