Front cover image for Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen

The most thorough monograph on the mid-century master of modernism.
Print Book, English, 2005
Phaidon, London, 2005
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 volume (256 pages) : illustrations en noir et en couleur, plans ; 30 cm
9780714842776, 071484277X
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