Eero Saarinen

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David G. De Long is a Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. C. Ford Peatross is a curator at the Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering at the Library of Congress.

 
Eero Saarinen
Buildings from the Balthasar Korab Archive
Edited by David G. De Long and C. Ford Peatross

A unique team in the history of architecture, Eero Saarinen was an architect who challenged the conventions of his time while Balthazar Korab was an architect in his office whose photographs reveal the brilliance of Saarinen's work.
       This sourcebook illustrates nineteen Saarinen commissions in photographs drawn from Korab's archive, providing multiple views of the buildings and views of their construction and of models that were critical to their design. Included are images of Saarinen's office and home and an introductory essay positioning his work within the context of his time. Seen in detail, early works such as the General Motors Technical Center (1948-1956) show departures from orthodox Modernism; Saarinen's assured handling of new materials and new building functions impart lasting value to his career, as seen in the iconic Trans World Airlines Terminal (1956-1962) and Dulles International Airport (1958-1963).

August 2008 • £65.00 • ISBN 978 0 393 73223 8 • 400pp • 216 x 280mm • 740 colour illustrations