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Eero Saarinen

Shaping the Future

by Eero Saarinen

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Individual Architect,
  • U.S. Architecture - General,
  • Architecture

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsTaidehalli (Other Contributor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages382
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11787128M
    ISBN 10097248812X
    ISBN 109780972488129

    Unfortunately the design was never executed. The " Tulip Chair ", like all other Saarinen chairs, was taken into production by the Knoll furniture company, founded by Hans Knollwho married Saarinen family friend Florence Schust Knoll. Pedestal table and chairs designed by Eero Saarinen, Instead, she exemplified a select species of ambitious, intellectual American women who managed to thrive in the s and '50s, while most of their sex were carpooling the kids in the new postwar suburbs.

    These models allowed him to share his ideas with others, and gather input from other professionals. It is a graceful and spectacular arch of stainless steelwith a span and height of feet metres. Organized chronologically in 14 chapters, it traces Saarinen's life and career from his childhood in Finland to collaboration with his father, through his iconic airport projects of the s, documenting more than 60 commissions and competitions. Despite the overall rational design philosophy, the interiors usually contained dramatic sweeping staircases, as well as furniture designed by Saarinen, such as the Pedestal series. Louis, Mo.

    When the committee sent out the letter stating Saarinen had won the competition, it was mistakenly addressed to his father. He was the principal partner from until his death in His designs, she wrote, were giving imaginative form to contemporary industrial civilization and becoming "an expression of our way of life. This is partly due to the Roche and Dinkeloo office having donated their Saarinen archives to Yale University, but also because Saarinen's work seems to fit in with present-day concerns about pluralism of styles. On the day of the dedication inshe stood on the dais with Halaby and President Kennedy.


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Eero Saarinen book

Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University.

Eero Saarinen, 1910

His widow, Aline, died of the same disease. Although Saarinen continued to use rectilinear forms on occasion, such as Eero Saarinen book United States Embassy in London —60 and the Law School at the University of Chicago —60it was his freely sculptural designs that achieved greater attention.

Saarinen's was a career of innovation. This is partly due to the Roche and Dinkeloo office having donated their Saarinen archives to Yale University, but also because Saarinen's work seems to fit in with present-day concerns about pluralism of styles.

During his long association with Knoll he designed many important pieces of furniture including the "Grasshopper" lounge chair and ottomanthe "Womb" chair and ottomanthe "Womb" setteeside and arm chairs —and his most famous " Tulip " or "Pedestal" groupwhich featured side and arm chairs, dining, coffee and side tables, as well as a stool.

Another thin-shell structure that he created is Yale's Ingalls Rinkwhich has suspension cables connected to a single concrete backbone and is nicknamed "the whale". What you don't expect is to discover the impact of a woman whom Saarinen himself has come to overshadow, though she was a cultural force in her own right.

Robert F. Louis Arch. Kleinhans Music Hall in Symphony CircleBuffalo, New York During his long association with Knoll he designed many important pieces of furniture including the Grasshopper lounge chair and ottomanthe Womb chair and ottoman[7] the Womb setteeside and arm chairs —and his most famous Tulip or Pedestal groupwhich featured side and arm chairs, dining, coffee and side tables, as well as a stool.

Fortunately, within the past years, interest in Saarinen's life and work has resurfaced, and for the better. Selection of appropriate "structure" 4.

Louis, Mo. The author, with a refreshing willingness to deal with negative material as well as positive, asks and answers the very interesting question of the reasons for the decline in Saarinen's reputation after his untimely death.

Despite the overall rational design philosophy, the interiors usually contained dramatic sweeping staircases, as well as furniture designed by Saarinen, such as the Pedestal series. Unfortunately the design was never executed.

The curvilinear forms of his furniture designs paralleled his growing interest in sculptural architectural forms. Beautifully illustrated book By Nomadic Architect on Feb 28, Though I would have liked to see more insight into his design process, this was a beautiful overview of his work, which is surprising by its diversity and scope.

In questioning the presuppositions of early modern architecture, he introduced sculptural forms that were rich in architectural character and visual drama unknown in earlier years. Eero Saarinen trained and practiced with his father until the early s, when he established his own firm and began to design some of the most influential institutions of his day, among them residential colleges and a hockey rink at Yale University, an auditorium and chapel at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, American embassies in London and Oslo, and corporate complexes for General Motors, IBM, and Bell Laboratories that spearheaded the creation of the modern suburban office park.

Kennedy International Airportwhich he worked on with Charles J. Join us for a photo tour of some of Saarinen's greatest works. Furniture[ change change source ] Tulp chair. His arch not completed until the s.“Eero Saarinen on His Work: A Selection of Buildings Dating from to with Statements by the Architect”, New Haven: Yale University Press 77 Copy quote.

Egyptian pyramids or obelisks – seemed to be the basis of the great memorials that have kept their significance and dignity across time. Neither an obelisk nor a rectangular box.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Eero Saarinen: An Architecture of Multiplicity User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. The St. Louis Arch, the CBS building in New York City, Washington, DC's, Dulles Airport, and the TWA Terminal at New York's Kennedy Airport are among the 30 architectural works Eero Saarinen produced /5(2).

Trace the career of Eero Saarinen, creator of Tulip chairs, the “Grasshopper” lounge chair and more furniture, with this monograph by TASCHEN atlasbowling.comr: Benedikt Taschen. Dec 28,  · The most authoritative book to date on the life and work of Eero Saarinen, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century From the swooping concrete vaults of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport to the foot-tall Gateway Arch in St.

Louis, the iconic designs of Eero Saarinen (–) captured the aspirations and values of midth-century America. "Despite the brevity of his career, Eero Saarinen () was one of the most celebrated architects of his time. Born in Finland, he immigrated to the United States inwhere his father was director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art.