These images of “shelfscapes” were taken by Ray Eames. I found these images on the Library of Congress website — as part of a great microsite (is that what they are still called?) on the Work of Charles and Ray Eames. Lots of great images, but, I found the most interesting bit was this:
Multi-screen slide shows were perhaps the Eameses most effective method for presenting everyday things in new ways and relationships. Encompassing an enormous breadth of subject matter, the slide shows were assembled for school courses and lectures as well as for corporate events. For these elaborate presentations, the Eameses drew upon their meticulously catalogued collection of approximately 350,000 slides: their very own “cabinet of curiosity.”
I translate this to mean Charles and Ray would have been great bloggers.
Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, The Work of Charles and Ray Eames, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-E21-P564-B]