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Eero Saarinen : the architect who saw the future

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  • DVD 921 S112E (CEN)

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Extended director's cut.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Voices, Peter Franzén, Blythe Danner.

Publication Information

[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (approximately 68 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


Explore the life of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose visionary buildings include St. Louis's Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Travel with his son as he showcases the architect's body of timeless work, which continues to inspire amongst renewed interest in 20th century architects and artists who exploded the constraints of the past to create a robust and daring American aesthetic. Includes ultra high-definition drone footage, rare archival interviews, and new interviews with architects Kevin Roche, César Pelli, Rafael Viñoly, and Robert A.M. Stern, as well as other notable figures.


Title from container.

Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of American masters in 2016.

Special features: First Christ Church scout ; MIT Chapel construction ; Chapel description ; CBS building story.

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