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'Anthology' author on Eames designs and who could play the couple

'Anthology' author on Eames designs and who could play the couple

Charles and Ray Eames "were as careful with their words as they were with their designs," says author and scholar Daniel Ostroff, whose latest book, "An Eames Anthology: Articles, Film Scripts, Interviews, Letters, Notes, and Speeches," is a compilation of material from 1941 to 1986. The book is illustrated with rarely seen drawings and photographs, and about 70% of the collected texts are previously unpublished, Ostroff notes. "They were very good at coming up with one-liners, such as 'Take your pleasure seriously.'" What makes the Eameses work enduring, he adds, is "the applicability of their ideas to the problems of today and...

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