The unorthodox and controversial architect, Eero Saarinen, studied and then worked at Yale University, designing the Ingalls Hockey Rink with its distinctive swooping vaults and the buildings of Morse College and Ezra Stiles College.
Although born in Finland, Saarinen lived and worked in America and was instrumental in creating an international image of the United States - his designs are seen as some of the most symbolic expressions of American identity and aspiration that emerged in the decades after World War II.
Saarinen’s works include the majestic 630 foot-tall Gateway Arch (1948-64) in Saint Louis, the General Motors Headquarters (1948-56) outside Detroit, and the TWA Terminal (1956-62) at New York’s J.F.K Airport. He also designed furniture, including the Womb Chair (1948), which pioneered the use of polyester resin.
HOME OF THE VISUAL ARTS
Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City. Read more
Contact the sales team
Submitting a book proposal
Careers at Phaidon