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Eero Saarinen: Buildings from the Balthazar Korab Archive

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Eero Saarinen and Balthazar Korab constitute a unique team in the history of architecture: Saarinen, the mid-twentieth-century architect who challenged the architectural conventions of his time; and Korab, an architect in Saarinen's office whose perceptive photographs reveal the brilliance of Saarinen's work.


This visual sourcebook illustrates nineteen Saarinen commissions
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published June 1st 2008)
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Saxon Henry
Apr 24, 2009 Saxon Henry rated it it was amazing
Balthazar Korab’s story about walking into Eero Saarinen’s office in 1955, immediately upon arriving in Bloomfield Hills from Paris, is the stuff that dreams are made of. Standing in the architect’s office with a beat-up box of 8x10s that held images of his Beaux-Arts graduation work, he asked, “‘Can I see Mr. Saarinen? I’m looking for a job.’” Saarinen granted Korab an audience and hired him on the spot.

From that point on, the collaboration between the two was the stuff legends are made of. “W
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Apr 25, 2016 Sonntag rated it it was amazing
Expression of Freedom Through Monuments-

Balthazar Korab fled communist government of Hungary in 1949 to France, where he trained as an architect at Ecole des Beaux Arts, and practice under Le Corbusier. Korab arrived U.S. in 1955 worked as an architect for Eero Saarinen, and soon became his photographer for models then building documentations, which opened his career as one of the most celebrated architecture photographers in the world.
The 400 pages massive volumes focused on his photography wor
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