Explore the life of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen, whose visionary buildings include National Historic Landmarks such as the iconic St. Louis’ Gateway Arch and New York’s TWA Flight Center, but he also designed furniture like the so-called Tulip chair. In the film we travel with Eero’s son, Eric Saarinen and visit the sites of his father’s work on a cathartic journey. Eero’s sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture. Today Saarinen’s work 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.
About the director
Peter Rosen is a producer and filmmaker. He has a degree in architecture and teaches at the Department of Art at Yale University. Rosen has produced and directed over 100 full-length films and television programs which have been distributed world-wide and have won awards at many major film festivals. He has also worked directly with some of the most important figures in the arts.