Charles and Ray Eames were many things, especially when it concerned a host of creative disciplines in which they excelled. One thing neither of them could claim to be however were ‘authors’, not in the literary sense, but they certainly had a hand in a few good Eames books.
We are of course not referring to the plethora of dozens and dozens of works (including our own) that have attempted to chronicle their work and lives over the decades, but the very pages in which their own work did in fact appear. Most of the few publications of Charles and Ray Eames would be centered around some of the exhibitions and films that they were involved in, with an exception or two.
'A Computer Perspective' was released in 1973 following the highly successful IBM exhibition of the same name and the 1975 'The World of Franklin & Jefferson' guidebook was also produced to accompany an expo. Herman Miller sponsored the ‘Images of Early America’, a pictorial companion book for the 1976 Exhibition with the same title. The highly successful film ‘Powers of Ten’ would be transformed into pages of another Eames book, written as a collaboration between the Eames Office and authors Philip and Phylis Morrison. A book was also made by the Eames Office for a project for the new National Fisheries Center & Aquarium in Washington DC in the mid 1960’s even though the center sadly never came to be.