Eliel Saarinen

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Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen
Eliel Saarinen.jpg
Eliel Saarinen
BornAugust 20, 1873
DiedJuly 1, 1950(1950-07-01) (aged 76)
NationalityFinnish
OccupationArchitect
Spouse(s)Loja Saarinen
ChildrenEero Saarinen
AwardsAIA Gold Medal
BuildingsHelsinki Central railway station

National Museum of Finland
Vyborg railway station
Hvitträsk

Kleinhans Music Hall
ProjectsFinnish pavilion at the World Fair of 1900
DesignFinnish markka banknotes introduced in 1922

Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈeliel ˈsɑːrinen]; August 20, 1873 – July 1, 1950) was a Finnish-American architect known for his work with art nouveau buildings in the early years of the 20th century.

Works[change | change source]

Work Location Finished Picture
Finnish Pavilion at the Exposition Universelle Designed with Herman Gesellius and Armas Lindgren Paris 1900 Finnish Pavilion at Paris 1900.jpg
Hvitträsk Kirkkonummi 1902 Hvitträsk1.JPG
National Museum of Finland Helsinki 1904 Helsinki Kansallismuseo 2006.jpg
Helsinki Central railway station Helsinki 1909 Helsinki Railway Station 20050604.jpg
Lahti Town Hall Lahti 1911 Lahti city hall.jpg
Vyborg railway station Vyborg 1913 Asematori-Viipuri.jpg
Joensuu Town Hall Joensuu 1914 Joensuun kaupungintalo.jpg
Saint Paul's Church Tartu 1917 Tartu Pauluse kirik 2008.JPG
Marble Palace Helsinki 1918 Itäinen Puistotie 1.jpg
Munkkiniemi Pension house Helsinki 1920 Munkkiniemen pensionaatti.jpg
Koussevitzky Music Shed Lenox 1938 Tanglewood Music Shed and Lawn, Lenox, MA.JPG
Kleinhans Music Hall Buffalo 1940 Kleinhans buffalo.jpg
Crow Island School Winnetka 1940–41 Crow Island School.jpg
First Christian Church Columbus, IN 1942 FirstChristianChurch.jpg
Cranbrook Educational Community Bloomfield Hills 1940's Cranbrook Tower and Quadrangle.jpg
Des Moines Art Center Des Moines 1948 Des Moines Art Center.jpg
Christ Church Lutheran Minneapolis 1949 Christ Church Lutheran 1.jpg

More readings[change | change source]

  • Saarinen, Eliel (1985). The search for form in art and architecture. New York: Dover.
  • Saarinen, Eliel (1943). The City: Its Growth, its decay, its future. New York: Reinhold publishing corporation.
  • Hausen, Marika (ed) (1984). Eliel Saarinen: 1873-1950 - Works in Finland. Helsinki: Museum of Finnish Architecture.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • A&E with Richard Guy Wilson, Ph.D.,(2000). America's Castles: Newspaper Moguls, Pittock Mansion, Cranbrook House & Gardens, The American Swedish Institute. A&E Television Network.
  • Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher (2002). AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3.
  • Pelkonen, Eeva-Liisa (2006). Eero Saarinen. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-11282-3.