Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Charles and Ray Eames On Youtube

Here are some corporate commissions by the husband and wife design team Charles and Ray Eames.

The concluding statement in the commercial for the polaroid SX 70 by Phillip Morrison manages to summarize the ideals that inform all the Eames' design work. It stresses an optimistic and humane take on modernism, in which technology is seen as the ultimate creative enterprise.

I find this attitude especially moving since it comes from a era reeling from the recent discovery of the destructive power of atomic weapons, and a technophobic skepticism of applied science could be so easily justified.

I'm definitely looking forward to visiting the Eames Office, and some of their buildings when I'm in LA.


marco said...

the powers of ten clip has always been one of my favorite video deallies... best thing middle school science ever showed me.

marco said...

i am getting that polaroid camera.