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Again and again, Korab adds texture to the modernist monuments by not editing nature out. On the opposite page from Wayne State is a shot of Mies ven der Rohe’s Lake Shore Drive Apartments (1951) in the snow. His quote: “It was a wet, snowy day, the 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.”
More photographs by Balthazar Korab (1926–2013): Toronto Dominion Center (Mies van der Rohe) and the Great Lakes Regional Headquarters of the Reynolds Metals Company, Southfield, Michigan (Minoru Yamasaki).
From Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi.
Eero Saarinen, TWA Flight Center, New York Idlewild Airport
New York, 1956–62
Photographs by Balthazar Korab
“This is my classic image of the project that reveals the complexity of the Saarinen approach to a four-dimensional experience in this space.”
Author John Comazzi will discuss the life and career of Balthazar Korab, the subject of his recent book Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography.
The lecture will be illustrated by images from Korab’s portfolio of commissioned architectural photographs. Works featured will include Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York; the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana; Mies van der Rohe’s S. R. Crown Hall; Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University; Louis Kahn’s Kimball Art Museum; and Salk Institute among many others.
Miller House | Columbus, Indiana | 1953-57
“…one of the most extraordinary collaborations assembled for the design of a Modern dwelling: Eero Saarinen (architect), Roche (project architect), Alexander Girard (interior design), and Daniel Kelly (landscape architect), with J. Irwin and Xenia Miller as clients.” Photographs from Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography, by John Comazzi, available now.