House

1955

Dir. Charles Eames, Ray Eames , 35mm Color Sound 00:11:00

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Description

Music by Elmer Bernstein. The record of a lived in house designed by Eames and his wife for themselves. Situated in Southern California on a hillside meadow overlooking the sea, the combination house and studio is a delightful structure of steel and glass, designed, of standard materials, as a dwelling place and place of work. From facade to interior, upstairs and down, to studio and back again, the film becomes a visual poem evolving from the four walls and accumulation of beloved objects that make a house and reflect the lives of the occupants.

[Source: Creative Film Society catalog, 1972]