“The Eames Films are the Eames Essays”
The three films on Volume 3 are all centered on the same project — the Franklin and Jefferson Exhibition done for the American Bicentennial in 1976. These three films were collected together on this edition to give viewers a chance to see a hint of the way the Eameses used film to model ideas. The Franklin and Jefferson Proposal Film was actually a model of the display that changed the direction of the show in a profound way. The World of Franklin and Jefferson was the synthesis of many of the images and notions of the final show itself in Paris. The Opening of an Exhibition gives a view of the exhibition as it was installed.