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The Resource Eero Saarinen, Jayne Merkel

Eero Saarinen, Jayne Merkel

Label
Eero Saarinen
Title
Eero Saarinen
Statement of responsibility
Jayne Merkel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the world's most celebrated architects at the time of his death at the age of 51, the Finnish-born, American-trained master of Modernism designed and built more than thirty-five buildings in his brief lifetime, and more than thirty other projects in collaboration with his father and such celebrated architects as Charles Eames and Ralph Rapson. Saarinen's career began in childhood. As the son of renowned architect Eliel Saarinen, designer of Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Eero grew up in an intellectually charged environment surrounded by art and design. 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, among them residential colleges and a hockey rink at Yale University, an auditorium and chapel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, American embassies in London and Oslo, and corporate headquarters for General Motors, IBM, and Bell Laboratories." "This volume traces Saarinen's life and career from his childhood in Finland to collaboration with his father, through his iconic airport projects of the 1960s, documenting more than sixty commissions and competitions. Extensive illustrations include period photography by Ezra Stoller, Balthazar Korab, and others; rarely seen original sketches, concept drawings, and plans; and more recent color photography."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Describes the life and work of the Finnish-born and American-taught architect, from his early career training under his father to the establishment of his own firm and the creation of famous Modernist landmarks all over the world
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181788
Cataloging source
UKM
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Merkel, Jayne
Dewey number
720.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saarinen, Eero
  • Architecture
Target audience
adult
Label
Eero Saarinen, Jayne Merkel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Copyright date 2005
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-250) and index
Contents
A man of his time -- Son of Eliel : Growing up under the drafting table -- Creating Cranbrook : the Cranbrook schools, Institute of science, and academy of art -- Family business : the education of Eero and the work of Saarinen and Saarinen -- Breaking away : first independent projects and furniture designs -- A break and a breakthrough : the General Motors technical center -- GM progeny : corporate campuses for IBM, Bell labs, and Deere & Company -- College explosion : Campuses for the modern world at Antioch, Drake, and Brandeis -- The cutting edge on campus : the MIT auditorium and chapel, and the Yale hockey rink -- College buildings and context : Concordia, Chicago, and Morse and Stiles colleges at Yale -- Building the basics in a small midwestern town : a bank, a house, and a church in Columbus, Indiana -- Big ambitions in big cities abroad : American embassies in London and Oslo -- Big ambitions in New York : the Vivian Beaumont repertory theater at Lincoln center and the CBS building -- Symbolizing modernity : the Milwaukee War memorial and the Saint Louis gateway arch -- Taking flight : the Trans world airlines terminal and the Athens and Dulles international airports -- Postscript : the legacy
Control code
ocm57750853
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780714865928
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006531004
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), plan
System control number
(OCoLC)57750853
Label
Eero Saarinen, Jayne Merkel
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Copyright date 2005
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-250) and index
Contents
A man of his time -- Son of Eliel : Growing up under the drafting table -- Creating Cranbrook : the Cranbrook schools, Institute of science, and academy of art -- Family business : the education of Eero and the work of Saarinen and Saarinen -- Breaking away : first independent projects and furniture designs -- A break and a breakthrough : the General Motors technical center -- GM progeny : corporate campuses for IBM, Bell labs, and Deere & Company -- College explosion : Campuses for the modern world at Antioch, Drake, and Brandeis -- The cutting edge on campus : the MIT auditorium and chapel, and the Yale hockey rink -- College buildings and context : Concordia, Chicago, and Morse and Stiles colleges at Yale -- Building the basics in a small midwestern town : a bank, a house, and a church in Columbus, Indiana -- Big ambitions in big cities abroad : American embassies in London and Oslo -- Big ambitions in New York : the Vivian Beaumont repertory theater at Lincoln center and the CBS building -- Symbolizing modernity : the Milwaukee War memorial and the Saint Louis gateway arch -- Taking flight : the Trans world airlines terminal and the Athens and Dulles international airports -- Postscript : the legacy
Control code
ocm57750853
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780714865928
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006531004
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), plan
System control number
(OCoLC)57750853

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