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Eames: The Architect & The Painter

3

A documentary about the husband-and-wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames.

“The best for the most for the least”: that was the business credo of US husband-and-wife industrial designers/filmmakers Charles and Ray Eames, the subjects of this thorough if workmanlike documentary.

Narrated by James Franco, it explores the Eames’ prolific creative collaboration via archival material and up-to-date interviews.

A solid case is made for their preferred technique of “information overload” (exemplified in their bicentennial exhibition ‘The World Of Franklin And Jefferson’) as paving the way for the interconnected digital world we now take for granted.

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