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Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series 2012-2013
Handcrafted Modern: Eames House and Office
WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: Full tour location details to be announced to ticket-holders
You won't want to miss this intimate tour of the Eames House and Office. We will gather at 10:00 a.m. in Pacific Palisades for a private visit to the iconic Eames House (Case Study House #8), where our group will be met by staff with deep knowledge of the house, its landscape, contents, and inspirations, all of which represent the Eames's unique and engaging approach to life and design. The tour of the house will be followed by a break for lunch on your own in Santa Monica, and, at 2:30, a guided visit to the world-famous Eames Office on Pico Boulevard.
Designed by husband and wife design team, Charles and Ray Eames, their radically different and colorful hillside home became a symbol of post-war Modernism in California the moment it was completed in 1949. Widely published ever since, it has inspired generations of design students and practitioners, especially those who value the elegant intersection of function and aesthetics. Last fall, a highly prized collection of objects from the Eames living room was installed in a replica of its original space at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the temporary exhibition California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way. This spectacularly successful exhibit has moved on, but we will be able to appreciate the beautiful collection in situ. (Note that the Eames House interiors are viewed from the garden through large plate-glass doors and windows.) After lunch at a nearby restaurant of your choice--three great recommendations offered by the Eames staff--our tour will continue at 2:30 with a visit to the Eames Office on Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica. Here, the Eames staff will introduce us to the professional side of the Eames partnership and we will hear about the Eames's method of approaching design problems as opportunities to enhance function and beauty. This exclusive tour is a rare chance to learn about two of California's most famous industrial designers.
NOTE: YOU BUY TOUR AND LECTURE TICKETS COMBINED OR INDIVIDUALLY FOR THIS EVENT. See ticket pricing below.
Members: Tour price - $35 per person, Lecture price - $15 per person. FoGH members, for your prices to display, click on "Enter a Password or Discount Code," enter the LAST NAME of the FoGH member in the code box, and click on "Show available tickets"
Non-members*: Tour price - $45 per person, Lecture price - $20 per person.
Not yet a FoGH member? You can join the night of the event and receive the difference of the member price.
Image: Eames House Studio With Dried Desert Plants, circa 1950, photograph. © Lucia Eames, courtesy of the Eames Office. Photograph by Tim Street-Porter
Eames House and Office
850 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|