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Author Jetsonen, Jari, 1958- author.

Title Saarinen houses / Jari Jetsonen and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    728.3709 Saarinen,E JET    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    728.37 SAARINEN JET    Available
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Description 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-223).
Contents The home as a work of art -- Years of collaboration : Gesellius, Lindgren, and Saarinen, 1896-1905, Saarinen and Gesellius, 1905-7. Villa Wuorio, Helsinki, Finland, 1898-1901 ; Pulkanranta, Mäntyharju, Finland, 1900-1 ; Villa W. Karsten, Helsinki, 1900 ; Villa Miniato, Espoo, Finland, 1901-2 ; Hvittorp, Kirkkonummi, Finland, 1901-2 ; Hvitträsk, Kirkkonummi, 1902 ; Summerhouse for A. and E. Lindberg, Vihti, Finland, 1903-5 -- Eliel Saarinen in Finland, 1907-23. Villa G.J. Winter, Taruniemi, Sortavala, Russia, 1908-11 ; Villa Granagård, Kauniainen, Finland, 1909-10 ; V. Sjöström Studio, Helsinki, 1916-18 ; Row house in Hollantilaisentie Street, Helsinki, 1916 -- The American years : Eliel Saarinen, 1923-50, Eero Saarinen, 1936-61. Saarinen House, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1928-30 ; Koebel House, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, 1937, 1939-40 ; A.C. Wermuth House, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1941-42 ; Loja Saarinen House, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1950-51 ; Miller House, Columbus, Indiana, 1953-57 -- The dwellings we inhabit / Susan Saarinen.
Summary "Saarinen Houses presents seventeen of the houses designed by the iconic father-son architects. Including original drawings and archival photos, as well as a wealth of newly taken photographs, the book highlights both the commonalities and differences in the two architects' works. From Eliel Saarinen's early-twentieth-century Villa Pulkanranta, an eclectic mix of local Finnish design traditions and international influences, to Eliel's famous Art-Deco house at Cranbrook, to the duo's collaborative Koebel House, with its strong, horizontal exterior, to Eero's Miller House, one of the most significant examples of modern domestic architecture in the United States, Eliel and Eero Saarinen: Houses shows how the development of new interests and techniques became manifest in the design of these residences. Regardless of style, all of these buildings are based in the Saarinens' belief in architecture as as a total work of art--that a building must be designed both inside and out and be seen in relation to the landscape it sits in. All of the houses have carefully designed interior and blend and merge into their surroundings in a natural manner, rewarding their inhabitants with exciting views, inviting nooks, comfortable chairs to sit in, and rooms heated with fireplaces. As these pages show, both architects were extremely skilled at creating a balanced domestic environment through harmoniously designed rooms and carefully considered details"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Architecture, Domestic -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture, Domestic -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Jetsonen, Sirkkaliisa, author.
ISBN 9781616892654 (hardcover)
161689265X (hardcover)

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