Eero Saarinen collection
The Eero Saarinen Collection documents eight built projects executed in the United States, Greece, Norway and the United Kingdom. The projects reflect the range of Saarinen's practice, including airports (Athens), churches (North Christian Church, Columbus, Indiana), embassies (the US Embassy and Chancellery building at Oslo, Norway and London, England), corporate headquarters (CBS, New York and John Deere, Moline, Illinois) and university buildings (the David S. Ingalls Hockey Arena, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut).
The collection includes many autograph Saarinen drawings, especially conceptual sketches, as well as design devlopment drawings, photographic materials, including views of non-extant models and textual documents.
Eero Saarinen was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland. He studied sculpture in France before entering architecture school at Yale University. Saarinen worked for his father Eliel and taught at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
He formed his own architectual office in 1950 and until his death, in 1961, produced a remarkable range of buildings, primarily in the United States. He designed airports, university buildings, churches, corporate headquarters, private houses and furniture.
Documents are in English.
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