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Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen

Author: Jayne Merkel
Publisher: London ; New-York : Phaidon, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The most thorough monograph on the mid-century master of modernism.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Eero Saarinen; Eero Saarinen; Eero Saarinen; Eero Saarinen; Eero Saarinen; Eero Saarinen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jayne Merkel
ISBN: 071484277X 9780714842776
OCLC Number: 421887025
Description: 1 volume (256 pages) : illustrations en noir et en couleur, plans ; 30 cm
Contents: A man of his time --
1. Son of Eliel; Growing up under the drafting table --
2. Creating Cranbrook; The Cranbrook schools, Institute of science, and academy of art --
3. Family business; The education of Eero and the work of Saarinen and Saarinen --
4. Breaking away; First independent projects and furniture designs --
5. A break and a breakthrough; The General Motors technical center --
6. GM progeny; Corporate campuses for IBM, Bell labs, and Deere & Company --
7. College explosion; Campuses for the modern world at Antioch, Drake, and Brandeis --
8. The cutting edge on campus; The MIT auditorium and chapel, and the Yale hockey rink --
9. College buildings and context; Concordia, Chicago, and Morse and Stiles colleges at Yale --
10. Building the basics in a small midwestern town; A bank, a house, and a church in Columbus, Indiana --
11. Big ambitions in big cities abroad; American embassies in London and Oslo --
12. Big ambitions in New York; The Vivian Beaumont repertory theater at Lincoln center and the CBS building --
13. Symbolizing modernity; The Milwaukee War memorial and the Saint Louis gateway arch --
14. Taking flight; The Trans world airlines terminal and the Athens and Dulles international airports --
The legacy.
Responsibility: Jayne Merkel.
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'Merkel's handsome volume presents the first truly comprehensive survey, and seeks to demonstrate how Saarinen could be 'mainstream and avante-garde at the same time.' (New Yorker)

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