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by Donald Albrecht,Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen




From the swooping concrete vaults of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport to the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the iconic designs of Eero Saarinen (1910–1961) captured the aspirations and values of mid-20th-century America. Potent expressions of national power, these and other Saarinen-designed structures—including the GM Technical Center, Dulles International Airport, and John Deere headquarters—helped create the international image of the United States in the decades following World War II. 

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future offers a new and wide-ranging look at the entire scope of Saarinen’s career. This is the first book on Saarinen to incorporate significant research and materials from the newly available archives of his office, and includes the most complete portfolio of Saarinen's projects to date—a chronological survey of more than 100 built and unbuilt works, previously unpublished photographs, plans, and working drawings.

Lavishly illustrated, this major study shows how Saarinen gave his structures an expressive dimension and helped introduce modern architecture to the mainstream of American practice. In his search for a richer and more varied modern architecture, Saarinen became one of the most prolific and controversial practitioners of his time.

Download Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future epub
ISBN: 0300122373
ISBN13: 978-0300122374
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Architecture
Author: Donald Albrecht,Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press; First edition (May 31, 2011)
Pages: 464 pages
ePUB size: 1130 kb
FB2 size: 1219 kb
Rating: 4.9
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The Eero Saarinen's oeuvre is depicted in excellent 160 color and 313 black-and-white illustrations incl. plans, sections, elevations, hard line axonometric views, hand sketches of excellent quality, and long text descriptions; graphically beautiful, well published on 400 pages on excellent paper.
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'Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future' offers a new and wide-ranging look at the entire scope of Saarinen's career, including the architect's network of clients, friends, and colleagues; his collaborative process; and the materiality, form, and theatricality that place his work within the intellectual and artistic culture of his era. This is the first book on Saarinen to incorporate significant research and materials from the newly available archives of his office, and includes the most complete portfolio of Saarinen projects to date -- a chronological survey of more than 100 built and unbuilt works, previously unpublished photographs, plans, and working drawings.
Lavishly illustrated, this major study shows how Saarinen gave his structures an expressive dimension and helped introduce modern architecture to the mainstream of American practice. In his search for a richer and more varied modern architecture, Saarinen become one of the most prolific and controversial practitioners of his time.
CONTENTS:
ix Foreword
xiii Acknowledgments
1 Introduction by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen and Donald Albrecht
REFRAMING SAARINEN
13 Rethinking Saarinen by Vincent Scully
29 The Cranbrook Factor by Mark Coir
45 The Clients and Their Architect by Donald Albrecht
57 Eero and Irwin: Praiseworthy Competition with One's Ancestors by Will Miller
69 What Is a Material? by Reinhold Martin
83 The Search for (Communicative) Form by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
99 Eero Saarinen's Theater of Form by Sandy lsenstadt
PROJECT PORTFOLIO edited by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins
120 Inventory of Buildings and Projects
222 The Gateway Arch by Helene Lipstadt
230 The General Motors Technical Center by Rosamond Fletcher
236 The Miller House by Christopher Monkhouse
242 The David S. Ingalls Hockey Rink by Michael Rey
246 Furniture by Brian Lutz
258 Houses and Housing by Alexandra Lange and Sean Khorsandi
266 Churches and Chapels by Jennifer Komar Olivarez
276 Corporate Headquarters by Alexandra Lange
286 Embassies and Chancelleries by limo Tuomi
300 Airports by Susanna Santala
308 Campus Plans by Alan J. Plattus
323 Chronology
341 Selected Writings
355 Appreciations by Former Collaborators: Panel discussion with Cesar Pelli, Kevin Roche, Harold Roth, and Robert Venturi
367 About the Contributors
370 Index
381 Illustration Credits
From the swooping concrete vaults of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport to the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the iconic designs of Eero Saarinen (1910--1961) captured the aspirations and values of mid-twentieth-century America. Potent expressions of national power, these and other Saarinen designed structures -- including the General Motors Technical Center, Dulles International Airport Terminal, and the corporate headquarters of John Deere and CBS--helped create the international image of the United States in the decades following World War II.
Vosho
wonderfully written and passionate
Kinashand
Was as expected! Great book, great buy!
Punind
From MIT to the world, we can see Eero Saarinen's influence on Architectural Design, he is also the man to let the new star
Jon Utzon becoming famous! Great teacher, great engineer, great architect in the 20 century! We should remember him!
Quendant
This book, and the exhibit that inspired it, go a long way toward explaining the why's and how's of Eero Saarinen's work. On the one hand, he could create what at first glance appear to be purely Miesian International Style designs. On the other, many of his more well known designs seem to anticipate--and perhaps inspire?--the work of architects like Frank Gehry half a century later. By relating his philosophy, his design process, and his willingness to experiment with new construction materials, this book goes a long way toward resolving this anomaly...not ALL the way, but a long way. The data whose release inspired the book and the exhibit are just a treasure trove of information about Saarinen's work. The text of the book is a little uneven, which is not surprising given the large number of authors involved. The inclusion of three lectures by Saarinen is very enlightening, especially the last one which contains perhaps the most extensive statement on his views about architecture. My only frustration is at the very end, with excerpts from the seminar at Yale in 2005 that brought together several of the more illustrious alumni of the Saarinen office. Robert Venturi raises all over again the issue about whether there is a consistent thread to Saarinen's designs, and the responses by his colleagues do not provide a satisfactory answer, unlike the rest of the book.
fire dancer
Gorgeously illustrated throughout! brilliant scholarship and very insightful.
Jonariara
This book was put together as an accompaniment to a touring exhibit of Eero Saarinen's work. It is one of three books I purchased for an architectural class project on Saarinen and this book is the best of the three, more comprehensive, more personal, and just as if not more informative. I would highly recommend it, it offers tremendous insight into the man as well as the work. The personal interviews and discussions at the end are superb. The editors obviously have a great admiration and affection for Saarinen, and they do an excellent job of making you understand why.
beautiful book.