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EAMES & HOLLYWOOD

A show curated by Alexandra Midal

The ADAM presents Eames & Hollywood a retrospective that features photographs taken by Charles and Ray Eames on Billy Wilder’s film sets; the famous director was a friend of the couple.

Although their photographic work is a lesser-known aspect of the Californian couple’s career as architects and designers, it comprises over 750,000 images, and unquestionably influenced their vision of design.

These remarkable photographs taken by the couple reveal, among other things, views behind the scenes of the cinema industry in the 1960s,  showing us the various locations, film sets and decors of Billy Wilder’s masterpieces. Eames
& Hollywood presents the full collection of images that featured in Movie Sets. This series, however, contained just some of the superb photographs taken by Charles Eames.

Accompanied by a catalogue illustrated with 150 photos, Eames & Hollywood brings together a total of 240 photographs from the collections held in the Eames Office (LA) and the Library of Congress (Washington DC).These include portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. Eames & Hollywood also features images of film assistants, make-up artists and industry professionals at work, as well as all the equipment used on the sets.

Workshops for kids.

During their visit to the exhibition, children will discover the different disciplines explored by the Eames.A course scheduled for July will give them the chance to immerse themselves in the glorious golden age of Hollywood cinema, with all its glitter, glamour and adventure.  The workshop is animated in French and Dutch.

Eames and Hollywood. Charles and Ray Eames, Movie Sets, 1971.

Images courtesy Eames Office. © 2016

 

Images courtesy Eames Office. © 2016

 

Images courtesy Eames Office. © 2016

 

Images courtesy Eames Office. © 2016

 

Images courtesy Eames Office. © 2016

 

Film Ace in the Hole / The Big Carnival - 1951

Images courtesy Eames Office. © 2016

Billy Wilder in the middle of the picture on the ladder

Images courtesy Eames Office. © 2016

Images courtesy Eames Office. © 2016

Images courtesy Eames Office. © 2016

Catalogue Eames & Hollywood

Catalogue Eames & Hollywood

The catalogue will include three essays: on the photographic work of the Eames, on the films by Wilder and on the relations between the cinema industry and design.

Richly illustrated, Eames & Hollywood
will display the complete series of Movie Sets and it will also be accompanied
by a selection of photographs from the Eames Collection.

Author: Alexandra Midal
Dimensions : 23 x 28 cm
Hardcover – 216 pages

Price: 39 €

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