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April 25, 2018

“American Masters” Documentary Wins Society of Architectural Historians Award

At the 71st Annual International Conference Awards, American Masters — Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future won the Society of Architectural Historians Award for Film and Video. The awards ceremony took place on April 20, 2018 at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Eero Saarinen explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant, who was best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch, Center Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, New York’s TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair.

The SAH Publication Awards honor excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues. The SAH Award for Film and Video is an annual award that was established in 2013 to recognize the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment. The most important criterion is the work’s contribution to the understanding of the built environment, defined either as deepening that understanding or as bringing that understanding to new audiences.

Congratulations to director Peter Rosen and the American Masters team!

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