Eero Saarinen is a Finnish-American architect and designer of the 20th century whose work has experienced a resurgence in recent years. Now an exhibit devoted to his works, “Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future,” will be launching in his hometown of Bloomfield, Michigan at the Cranbrook Art Museum and traveling nationally for the next two years.

Both praised and maligned in his time for his lack of signature style, Saarinen was promptly forgotten by history until just recently. In 2003, the first major monograph in four decades followed by several others over the next couple years. “Eero Saarinen: Realizing American Utopia,” born from a research project, traveled the world a year later.

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