Tag Eero Saarinen

The Gateway Arch : A National Icon with a Troubled Past

An abstract and mysterious structure, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis conveys wonder, but leaves many visitors questioning the “why” behind the monument. Its history is surprisingly sordid. In The Gateway Arch: A Biography, a new addition to the Icons of America series, author Tracy Campbell documents the series of

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Eero Saarinen at 100

Today marks the 100th birthday of Eero Saarinen, the Finnish-American architect whose work both reflected and defined a post-World War II American national aesthetic. Saarinen, who passed away in 1961, was born on August 20, 1910 in Kirkkonummi, Finland, a few miles southwest of Helsinki. Saarinen’s father, Eliel, was a

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2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards: Yale University Press takes Gold

This year’s Independent Publisher Book Awards (“IPPY” Awards) were released this week, with several Yale University Press titles taking top honors in the following National Categories: FINE ARTS Gold: Eva Hesse, Catalog Raisonne edited by Renate Petzinger and Barry Rosen, with Annette Spohn (vol. 1); Edited by Barry Rosen and

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