Saturday, May 10, 2008

Eero Saarinen at National Building Museum

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future

May 3, 2008 - August 23, 2008

Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) is perhaps the least-known famous architect of the 20th century. Designer of such iconic structures as the St. Louis Gateway Arch and the terminal at Dulles International Airport, as well as popular furniture including the sculptural 'Tulip' chair, Saarinen produced a body of work that not only explored the promise of new materials and technologies, but also seemed to capture the uniquely American spirit of optimism during the post-World War II economic boom.

I'm definitely going to go check this show out.
To me, if architecture doesnt have cool architectural sculptures, it damn well better have cool curves. Saarinen had the curves down.

Washington Post Review


igotmoxie said...

least known famous architect?

clearly that person has never done a crossword puzzle....

Sean Hennessey said...