Matt LeBarre is an illustrator by trade, a long time collector of mid-century furniture, and a lover of Northwest Coast style art. In the true Eames fashion of always taking ones pleasures seriously, he has found a way to combine these interests into beautiful artworks.
For its first USSR-USA cultural exchange, the U.S.I.A. commissioned the Eames Office to make this film on “a day in the life of the United States.” The thirteen-minute film was narrated by Charles Eames. It was projected onto seven twenty-by-thirty foot screens, which were installed in a 250-foot diameter geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller, in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park.
The Eames Office designed this brochure to accompany their 1974 exhibition Philosophical Gardens. The show celebrated springtime while exploring seventeen-century work in the field of plant study by Stephen Hales and Robert Hooke.