“The painter, the true painter, will be he who can wring from contemporary life its epic aspect and make us see and understand, with color or in drawing, how great and poetic we are in our cravats and our polished boots.” -- Charles Baudelaire
Architecture Meme —> Five Buildings 4/5 —> TWA Terminal at the John F. Kennedy International Airport
Designed by Eero Saarinen, a Finnish American architect, in New York City, New York, this dynamic building composed of curvilinear concrete forms earned the description “modern Baroque” for its elaborate design. The cavernous interior, flooded with cool light, created a beautiful space for normally crowded New York. The sweeping curves bring to mind the idea of flight, suitable for the terminal of an airport.
"All the curves, all the spaces and elements right down to the shape of the signs, display boards, railings and check-in desks were to be of a matching nature. We wanted passengers passing through the building to experience a fully-designed environment, in which each part arises from another and everything belongs to the same formal world." Eero Saarinen, 1959.