John Entenza, the editor of the modernist publication Arts & Architecture, purchased a five-acre plot of land neighboring the sea in the Pacific Palisades in 1941. This land—formerly part of a failed residential development project by Abbot Kinney in the late 1890s— was mostly undeveloped and an impossibly far distance…
How the Eameses Found their Land: A Bluff for a New Housing ProgramRead More
Meet the De Pree House: Michigan's Eames HouseRead More
It is often assumed that Charles Eames, with his studies in architecture and with the steel-framed Eames House under his belt, had a career that boasted dozens of commissions in architecture. In actuality, Charles and Ray’s residential architecture endeavors stopped in 1954, merely five years after they built the Eames…
Getting into the StructureRead More
February 8, 2018: Historic American Building Survey: the Eames House in 2013; Charles in 1934. It’s all about the connections.
Painting the Palette: How the Eames House got its ColorRead More
Ray, a former student of esteemed painter Hans Hofmann and founding member of the American Abstract Artists in New York City, claimed: “I never gave up painting, I just changed my palette.” Arguably, the Eames House is the largest canvas the Eameses collaborated on—and we say collaborate because Charles “blamed…
Welcome to Our New WebsiteRead More
March 1, 2017: Welcome!