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works, previously unpublished photographs, plans, and working
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
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