Watch Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future: Free for a Limited Time

A quick heads up. For the next few days (until Jan­u­ary 27) you can watch Eero Saari­nen: The Archi­tect Who Saw the Future, the lat­est install­ment from the PBS Amer­i­can Mas­ters series. Here’s the PBS blurb for the episode.

Best known for design­ing Nation­al His­toric Land­marks such as St. Louis’ icon­ic Gate­way Arch and the Gen­er­al Motors Tech­ni­cal Cen­ter, Saari­nen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Cen­ter at John F. Kennedy Inter­na­tion­al Air­port, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Ezra Stiles Col­leges, Virginia’s Dulles Air­port, and mod­ernist pedestal fur­ni­ture like the Tulip chair.

In the film, Saarinen’s son, Eric Saari­nen, “vis­its the sites of his father’s work on a cathar­tic jour­ney, shot in 6K with the lat­est in drone tech­nol­o­gy that show­cas­es the architect’s body of time­less work for the first time. The doc­u­men­tary also fea­tures rare archival inter­views with Eero and his sec­ond wife, The New York Times art crit­ic Aline Saari­nen, as well as let­ters and quo­ta­tions from Aline’s mem­oirs voiced respec­tive­ly by Peter Franzén and Blythe Dan­ner.”

You can get more back­ground on the film here. Copies of the film can be pur­chased online here.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

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