Eero Saarinen

Jayne Merkel

Phaidon, London, (paperback) 2014


out of print

Eero’s career began as far back as childhood: as the son of the esteemed Eliel – designer of Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan – Eero grew up in an intellectually charged environment fuelled by art and design, and entered his first architectural competition while still in school. Eero Saarinen trained and practiced with his father until the early 1950s, when he established his own firm and began to design some of the most influential institutions of his day – amongst them a range of residential colleges, 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). While all of these projects blur the boundaries between architecture, art, and landscape, none share a single, identifiable style. Saarinen explored new materials and techniques in every building, developing innovative uses of granite, glazed bricks, reflective glass, concrete, and curtain-wall technology to suit each program. Such wide-ranging approaches to his architecture have made Saarinen difficult to classify, and interest in his work dissipated soon after his death.

Artikelnummer: 10247 Categorie:

ISBN: 9780714865928

256 pagina's, 50 kleur & 225 z/w illustraties, 29 × 25 cm, paperback, Engels