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Book Talk and Signing with John Comazzi
Tuesday, June 24 at 5:30pm
The Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago

In conjunction with the new exhibit Inflected Modernism: The Architecture Photography of Balthazar Korab, John Comazzi will be speaking at the Cliff Dwellers Club. He will sign copies of Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography. This event is free and open to the public.

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Eero Saarinen - Miller house, Columbus IN 1953. Via

More breathtaking architectural photography by Balthazar Korab.

From Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi.

From Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi.

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Minoru Yamasaki - Reynolds Headquarters, Southfield MI 1959. Via

More photographs of this gem in Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography.

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Eero Saarinen waist-deep in his model of the TWA Terminal at Idlewild (now JFK), late 1950s. Via, photo (C) Balthazar Korab.

More images of the actual TWA Terminal in Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi.

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Eero Saarinen waist-deep in his model of the TWA Terminal at Idlewild (now JFK), late 1950s. Via, photo (C) Balthazar Korab.

More images of the actual TWA Terminal in Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi.

Korab R.I.P.

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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.”

 Alexandra Lange remembering Balthzar Korab on Design Observer

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See more posts on Korab: Mies & Yamasaki, NYCTWA Flight Center, and the Miller House, all from Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

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

Esteemed architectural photographer Balthazar Korab died Tuesday, he was 86. More posts on Korab here and here.

From Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi.

Interior view from the mezzanine level at night, 1964 Night view of main entry, 1962

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.”  

Lecture | John Comazzi on ‘Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography’

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.

Thursday, October 25, 
6:00pm
New York City

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.