Phaidon Press Ltd.
THE MOST THROUGH MONOGRAPH ON THE MID-CENTURY MASTER OF MODERNISM
- The most thorough monograph published to date on Eero Saarinen (1910-61), the Finnish-born, American-trained master of mid-century Modernism
- Traces Saarinen's life and career from his childhood in Finland to collaboration with his father, architect Eliel Saarinen, to his iconic airport projects of the 1960s
- Saarinen is best known for the sweeping TWA terminal at JFK airport and his association with Cranbrook Academy in Michigan
- Documents more than 60 buildings and projects, including corporate complexes for General Motors, CBS, IBM and other firms, US embassies in London and Oslo, university campuses, and furniture for Knoll
- Quotes numerous interviews with Saarinen's colleagues and architecture critics, such as Robert A M Stern, Florence Knoll Bassett and Cesar Pelli, examining how Saarinen was viewed in his own time and today
- Extensive period photography by renowned architectural photographers Ezra Stoller, Balthazar Korab and others, as well as colour photographs, plans and original sketches and drawings
* > Jayne Merkel is an architectural historian and critic and serves on the editorial board of Architectural Design in London. She was the editor of Oculus, the journal of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, from 1995 to 2002. A prolific writer, she is the author of five books, and over the past 25 years has written for Art in America,Progressive Architecture, and Harvard Design Magazine, amongst many other publications. She was Architecture Critic for The Cincinnati Enquirerfrom 1977 to 1988, and is a former Director of the Graduate Program in Criticism at the Parsons School of Design in New York.
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