Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future
Explore the life of Finnish-American modernist architectural architect Eero Saarinen whose visionary buildings include the St. Louis Gateway Arch, the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Virginia’s Dulles Airport. Eero’s sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture. Today, Saarinen’s work stands apart and continues to inspire, especially amongst renewed interest in 20th-century architects and artists who exploded the comfortable constraints of the past to create a robust and daring American aesthetic.
The film is presented in conjunction with Tucson Modernism Week.