Charles Eames (1907-1978) was one of the most important designers of the twentieth century. In partnership with his wife, Ray, he embraced modern design as capable of promoting social change. The couple believed good design could have a powerful, positive impact on daily quality of life for everyone. Architect Frank Gehry (b. 1929) continues to create buildings that are landmarks, attracting admirers, detractors, and tourists galore. His post-modern, deconstructivist designs break with tradition and redefine what a building can be.