Tag Archives: Ray Eames

Happy Birthday, Ray!

Today, we raise a toast to Ray Eames on her 101st birthday (10+02). With a strong background in painting, she worked with Hans Hofmann (a key figure in postwar American Art) and later became a founding member of American Abstract Artists. As Charles Eames said of Ray’s early career, “That’s a pretty good start.” Throughout [...]

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From Here To the Milky Way

A view from above of the picnic set-up from the 1977 production of Powers of Ten.  The site of the picnic, a golf course in Florida in the 1968 film, has been moved to a park on Lake Michigan in Chicago.  The journey out into the cosmos follows a perpendicular line from the hand of [...]

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Powers of Ten Palm Springs

I am experimenting with the mobile posting capability of my iPhone. About to start my first Powers of Ten event of the month at Dezart Performs in Palm Springs, California. They put together a special Eames exhibit too. So it is a real treat to talk about the Powers of Ten ideas in the mid-century [...]

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today, August 21

Charles Eames June 17, 1907 – August 21, 1978 Ray Eames December 15, 1912 – August 21, 1988 10+1 years apart . . . to the day

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Cosmic View

Charles and Ray Eames were thinking about scale and using the system of exponential powers to visualize and understand large quantities long before their magnum opus of 1977, Powers of Ten: A Film Dealing with the Relative Size of Things in the Universe, and the Effect of Adding Another Zero (the title says it all: [...]

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  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

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