Films of Charles & Ray Eames, Vol. 2

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Producer: Eames Office, LLC

Year: 2000

Format: DVD  Running time: 65 mins.

About

This collection contains the following:

Toccata for Toy Trains

A nostalgic and historic record of old toy trains. The characters and the objects from which the scenes were built were all once manufactured and sold.

House: After Five Years of Living

With Elmer Bernstein's fine score, this filmed record of the Eameses personally designed home becomes a visual poem evolving out of four walls and the accumulation of beloved objects that reflect the people who live within.

Lucia Chase Vignette

Two children romp through the famous Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California.

Kaleidoscope Jazz Chair

Further exploration and fun with the kaleidoscope as well as stop motion of the multi-colored Eames stacking chairs. Charles and Ray actually appear briefly in this film.

The Black Ships

The innovative husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames worked together on a wide variety of projects. In this short film, Commodore Perry's 1853 "opening of Asia," seen through the Japanese documents of the times and showing the special situation that occurs when two highly diverse cultures come together for the first time.

Atlas

The innovative husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames worked together on a wide variety of projects. In addition to the ground-breaking contributions they made to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic arts, they have left a legacy of more than 85 short films that reflect the breadth and depth of their interests and the integrity of their vision.

Blacktop

The innovative husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames worked together on a wide variety of projects. In this rarely-seen second film, they explore the abstract beauty of water washing down an asphalt schoolyard.

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