Period & Style

The iconic, landmark buildings of Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) captured the aspirations of mid-20th-century America. Saarinen’s diverse architecture, from the St. Louis Arch to the sculptural TWA Terminal in New York and his extensive work in Columbus, Indiana — Irwin Union Bank, Miller House, and North Christian Church — made Saarinen a central figure in his era’s search for new architectural expressions and one of the most controversial figures of his time. Donald Albrecht, New York City-based curator of design, will explore Saarinen’s architecture in the context of post-World War II American culture, underscoring as well the innovative methods, from elaborate models to full-scale building mockups, that he and his office used to produce some of the century’s great buildings.


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