Tuesday, 11 December 2012

1934-1944


1935
Alcoholics Anonymous is founded.

1936
The Hoover Dam is completed.

1937
The Golden Gate Bridge opens and the Hindenburg Disaster occurs.

1938

Charles goes under the tutelage of Eliel Saarinen. At the same time John Entenza buys the California Art and Architecture magazine, then changes the name to Art and Architecture. People’s imaginations are also blooming as proven by the broadcast of War of The Worlds which ensues panic in New York.

1939

After a long build-up, WW2 begins.

1940

In France, cave paintings from the Stone Age are found and Charles meets Ray at Cranbrook Academy. Charles works at the academy and and at Eero Saarinen’s office while Ray attends classes at Cranbrook.

1941
Ray and Charles marry in Chicago during June, and in July move to California. This year is also when the Manhattan Project begins.

1942
Charles Eames and John Entenza nurture their friendship by coauthoring an architectural forum.

1943
IM Pei and E H Du Hart house 1943 is published in Art and Architecture, called “Design for Post War Living” along with De Stijl’s work; inspiring the Eames and influencing the fa├žade of the Eames House.

1944

A whole issue of Art and Architecture is dedicated to wood-moulded furniture.



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