About this Collection
This selection of almost 800 photographs by Balthazar Korab (b. 1926) documents 19 projects designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961). Included are corporate headquarters, airports, university facilities, embassies, private residences, churches, a museum, and a monumental arch. Korab captured their development in the 1950s and 1960s from model and site plan through construction to finished exteriors and interiors. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Korab began working for Eero Saarinen at his office in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1955, and has become one of the most respected architectural photographers in the United States.
Korab generously donated these 800 images to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division in 2007. Digitized reproductions of the slides, transparencies, and black-and-white negatives are available in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog for ready reference. The same images are also featured with accompanying essays in the book Eero Saarinen: Buildings from the Balthazar Korab Archive, edited by David G. De Long and C. Ford Peatross (New York: W.W. Norton, 2008), which is part of the series called Norton / Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks in Architecture, Design, and Engineering.