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All photos courtesy of Balthazar Korab
Eero Saarinen's 1965 War Memorial Center in Milwaukee, WI.
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The spiral staircase inside Eero Saarinen's GM Tech Center, Warren, MI, 1978.
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Saarinen's Dulles Airport, Chantilly, VA (outside Washington, DC), 1961.
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Dulles Airport
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Inside Saarinen's TWA Terminal at JFK airport (1965) in New York City.
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Saarinen's Gateway arch in St. Louis.
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A more abstract view of the Gateway arch.
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Mies van der Rohe's Lake Shore Apartment building (1951) in Chicago – in its urban, not so monumental context. Korab said about his photo: “It was a wet, snowy day, there were these beautiful tailfins of a Cadillac in the foreground, with the parking meter … it all acts as a counterpoint to the regularity of Mies’s architecture.”
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Yamasaki's World Trade Center (1978), in its context of old New York.
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Again, Korab depicts the twin towers of the World Trade Center not as monumental modernist constructions in isolation, but in the midst of traditional buildings around them.
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I.M. Pei's East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
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Saarinen's John Deere headquarters, Moline, IL, 1963.
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A detail of Saarinen's John Deere headquarters shows how Korab, trained as an architect, deeply understood modernist architecture.
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A modernist urban plaza, bleak in winter.
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American car culture was paramount when Korab settled in Detroit in the mid 1950s. He photographed tailfins and other flourishes of automobile design frequently.
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Cranbrook Academy of Art, where Korab documented Eliel Saarinen (Eero's father)'s graceful campus and buildings. Sparely neo-classical, the campus was the academic setting for mid-century modernist study and experimentation by Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and others.
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Rome, from the rooftops.
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