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Eero Saarinen sketch for UNESCO headquarters building in Paris, 1952 February 16, from the Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977

Eero Saarinen sketch for UNESCO headquarters building in Paris, 1952 February 16

Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961

Item Information

Title: Eero Saarinen sketch for UNESCO headquarters building in Paris

Date: 1952 February 16

Physical Details: 1 sketch : graphite ; 16 x 15 cm.

Description: One of 13 sketches showing design ideas for UNESCO headquarters building.

Appears to be related to two letters from Eero Saarinen to Lilian Swann Saarinen describing planning meetings with French officials and other architects.

Identification on attachment (handwritten): Eero's sketches of Unesco, Goes with letter Feb 16/52

Handwritten note on sketch: A funney snaky [sic] building - like Aalto's or some of Corbus; solves some problems but Mies would never forgive me.

Creator: Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961

Forms part of: Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Eero Saarinen sketch for UNESCO headquarters building in Paris, 1952 February 16. Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 17574