Eero Saarinens new dimensions
The creator of the ubiquitous Knoll Tulip chairs and tables, Eero Saarinen (19101961) was one of the 20th centurys most prominent space shapers, merging dynamic forms with a modernist sensibility across architecture and design.
Among Saarinens greatest accomplishments are Washington D.C.s Dulles International Airport, the very sculptural and fluid TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, and the 630 ft. (192 m) high Gateway Arch of St. Louis, Missouri, each of them defining structures of postwar America. Catenary curves were present in many of his structural designs. During his long association with Knoll, Saarinens other famous furniture pieces included the Grasshopper lounge chair and the Womb settee. Married to Aline Bernstein Saarinen, a well-known critic of art and architecture, Saarinen also collaborated with Charles Eames, with whom he designed his first prize-winning chair.
With rich illustration tracing his life and career, this architecture introduction follows Saarinen from his studies to training to his most prestigious projects, and explores how each of his designs brought a new dimension to the modernist landscape.
LANGUAGE: English / PAGES: 96 pages / 9783836544313 / Oktober 2017