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(b. Kirkkonummi, Finland 1910; d. Ann Arbour,
Eero Saarinen was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland in 1910. He studied in Paris and at Yale University, after which he joined his father, Eliel Saarinen's, practice. Eero initially pursued sculpture as his art of choice. After a year in art school, he decided to become an architect instead. Much of his work shows a relation to sculpture.
Saarinen developed a remarkable range which depended on color, form and materials. Saarinen showed a marked dependence on innovative structures and sculptural forms, but not at the cost of pragmatic considerations. He easily moved back and forth between the International Style and Expressionism, utilizing a vocabulary of curves and cantilevered forms.
Eero Saarinen died in Ann Arbour, Michigan in 1961.
References Muriel Emmanuel. Contemporary
Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN
0-312-16635-4. NA680.C625 1980.
Muriel Emmanuel. Contemporary Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN 0-312-16635-4. NA680.C625 1980.