Eero Saarinen: An Architecture of Multiplicity

Eero Saarinen: An Architecture of Multiplicity (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003), authored by Antonio Román, analyses Saarinen’s most important works.


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Eero Saarinen: An Architecture of Multiplicity (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003), written by Antonio Román, analysis Saarinen’s most important works.

Fusing expressive form, technical innovation, and functional requirement, Saarinen created a diverse body of works that invariably pleased his clients and the public at large, if not the architectural critics of the day. During his brief career, Saarinen designed such beloved landmarks as the TWA Terminal at New York’s Kennedy Airport, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and Dulles Airport outside of Washington, D.C. His furniture designs for the Knoll company, including his Tulip and Womb chairs, remain favorites the world over. Commissions for CBS, General Motors, IBM, and John Deere helped invent the idea of a modern corporate culture, while his designs for educational institutions, including Yale, Penn, and MIT, fostered a humanistic life of the mind at campuses across the nation. As the architect of embassies in London and Oslo, Saarinen helped establish a forward-looking image of American democracy; in Australia, his leadership proved essential in the bold decision to build Sydney’s spectacular opera house.
With this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated monograph, historian Antonio Román sheds new light on Saarinen’s most important works and argues convincingly for his relevance as a pivotal figure in the history of American architecture.
– Antonio Román, Eero Saarinen: An Architecture of Multiplicity (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003), excerpt from the book description.

The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and some architectural drawings.

Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The binding is fine. The dust jacket shows only some slight signs of some edge wear and shelf wear.

Weight 1597 g
Dimensions 31,2 × 24,0 × 3,5 cm

Antonio Román


Princeton Architectural Press

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