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Benjamin Baldwin Papers

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Identifier: 2006-02
Abstract Benjamin “Ben” Baldwin was a critically acclaimed interior designer and architect known for a sense of lyrical order and refined taste. His garden designs were as important as his interiors and reflected a philosophy, “The whole thing was to make the space beautiful.” Born in Montgomery, Ala. on March 29, 1913, Baldwin was awarded a scholarship to the Cranbrook Academy of Art, which he attended from 1938-39. While there, he worked under Eliel Saarinen in architecture and town planning, and...
Dates: 1939 - 1993

Cranbrook Academy of Art Administration Records

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Identifier: 1981-09
Abstract In 1927 George G. Booth established the Cranbrook Academy of Art as an educational environment where students could come and learn from master artists in residence. The Academy functioned as a department under the Cranbrook Foundation and included painting, architecture, sculpture, ceramics and decorative design. The first Academy students were taken in early 1930. Eliel Saarinen was the first President (1932-1946). In 1942, with the opening of the Museum and Library, the Academy became an...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942 - 1973

Design Logic Records

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Identifier: 1989-12
Abstract Design Logic was founded in March 1985 in Chicago by David Gresham and Martin Thaler. Gresham was a student of Katherine and Michael McCoy at the Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA) at the time he began the company. He received his master’s degree in design in 1986. Thaler is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the Royal College of Art. The two met while working at the ITT Corporate Design Center. A third designer, James Ludwig, joined the company in 1987. He holds a bachelor’s...
Dates: 1982 - 1989

Jack M. Goldman Collection of Eero Saarinen and Associates Material

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Identifier: 1995-46
Abstract Jack M. Goldman came to Detroit in 1951 to work on the GM Tech Center project. From 1955-1958, Goldman worked for Eero Saarinen and Associates, except for a six month period in 1957 when he received the Francis J. Plym Fellowship to travel abroad and study European architecture. Goldman later was a principal in Fields, Goldman and Magee Architects in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. This collection contains news articles about various projects, program information and correspondence on the London...
Dates: 1953 - 1991

Olav Hammarstrom Papers

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Identifier: 1995-19
Abstract Olav Hammarstrom, architect and furniture designer, was born July 16, 1906, in Heinola, Finland. He received degrees from the University of Technology and the Athenaeum in Helsinki and worked for several leading architectural firms in Finland. He managed the firm of Alvar Aalto while Aalto was in the U.S. and, after joining him to work on the Baker House dormitory at M.I.T. in 1948, he decided to stay in the U.S. and married fellow Finn Marianne Strengell, head of the weaving department at...
Dates: 1930 - 1956

Kenneth Dale Isaacs Papers

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Identifier: 2021-01
Abstract A graduate and former head of the Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in the 1950s, Ken Isaacs was an American designer, author and educator best known for his portable, customizable Living Structures and Microhouses. He claimed his design philosophy was influenced more by anthropologists than by architects. Moving from place to place and working with commonly available building materials were experiences in Isaacs’ own childhood and capabilities that he prioritized in his designs....
Dates: 1900 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1945 - 2016

Katherine and Michael McCoy Papers

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Identifier: 1995-01
Abstract Katherine and Michael McCoy were instructors and co-chairs of the Cranbrook Academy of Art Design Department from 1971 to 1994. Michael McCoy, born on September 16, 1944, is an award winning American industrial designer and educator. Katherine McCoy (nee Braden), born October 12, 1945, is an award winning American graphic designer, educator, and design consultant. In 1972 Katherine and Michael founded the design studio McCoy & McCoy Associates where their clients included Knoll...
Dates: circa 1971-1995; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1995

Ralph Rapson Papers

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Identifier: 2012-01
Abstract Ralph Rapson, born on September 13, 1914, in Alma, Michigan, won a scholarship to the University of Michigan's College of Architecture in 1935. Admitted to the Phi Kappa Phi Society in 1938, he was encouraged to apply for the George G. Booth Travelling Fellowship in Architecture. He did not receive the fellowship but his submission impressed Eliel Saarinen, who offered Rapson a scholarship to attend the Academy of Art, where he helped Saarinen on a planning project for the State Capitol...
Dates: 1935 - 1954

Eero Saarinen Related Materials

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Identifier: 2006-14
Abstract Architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) attended Yale School of Architecture from 1930-1934 and became successful in architectural work, first with his father and brother-in-law, J. Robert F. Swanson, then with his own architectural office, Eero Saarinen & Associates. This is an artificial collection consisting of documents and publications related to projects designed primarily by Eero Saarinen, including those designed with Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson. Most of the material has...
Dates: 1919 - 1971

Astrid Sampe Collection of Eero Saarinen Correspondence

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Identifier: 1995-87
Abstract Astrid Sampe studied at the Higher Industrial Art School of Stockholm and as an exchange student at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Her career spanned many decades starting in 1935, and encompassed being head of Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), being appointed "Royal Designer, Hon.RDI of the Royal Society of Arts and, in 1951, wove the first fiberglass fabrics. This collection comprises correspondence reflecting the romantic attachment between Eero Saarinen and Astrid Sampe, as well as her role...
Dates: 1948 - 1960

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Cranbrook Art Museum 3
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Saint Louis, Mo.) 3
Knoll Associates, Inc. 3
Mitchell, Wallace, 1911-1977 3
Swanson, Jons Robert Ferdinand 3
Baldwin, Benjamin, 1913-1993 2
Barker, Laurence (Laurence Addison), 1930- 2
Bertoia, Harry 2
Booth, George G. (George Gough), 1864-1949 2
Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988 2
Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 2
Cranbrook Foundation 2
Detroit News (Firm) 2
Eastern Michigan University 2
Eero Saarinen & Associates 2
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998 2
General Motors Corporation 2
Hammarstrom, Olav 2
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019 2
Knoll, Hans, 1914-1955 2
Kratikos Aerolimenas Athēnōn 2
McCoy, Katherine, 1945- 2
McCoy, Michael 2
Michigan State University 2
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955 2
Oakland Community College 2
Paulsen, S. Glen (Serenus Glen) 2
Rapson, Ralph, 1914-2008 2
Saarinen Swanson, Pipsan 2
Saarinen, Lillian Swann, 1912- 2
Saarinen, Loja 2
Schmidt, Julius, 1923-2017 2
Swanson Associates 2
Thomas, Richard 2
Vanderbilt, Suzanne 2
American Institute of Architects 1
American Institute of Decorators 1
Antioch College 1
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 1
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 1
Christ Church Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Christ-Janer, Albert, 1910-1973 1
Concordia Senior College (Fort Wayne, Ind.) 1
Cranbrook Institute of Science 1
Cranbrook Kingswood School (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) 1
Design Logic 1
Detroit Institute of Arts 1
Dow, Alden B., 1904-1983 1
Eames, Ray 1
Earl, Harley 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 1
Girard, Alexander 1
Goldman, Jack M. 1
Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948 1
Gresham, David 1
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 1
Grotell, Maija, 1899-1973 1
Hatt, Robert T. (Robert Torrens), 1902- 1
Hudnut, Joseph, 1886-1968 1
Hvitträsk (Museum) 1
Illinois Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture 1
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Isaacs, Barbara 1
Isaacs, Ken 1
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005 1
Keck, George Fred, 1895-1980 1
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940 1
Ludwig, James 1
Margolin, Victor, 1941-2019 1
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969 1
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946 1
Northern Michigan University 1
Nowicki, M. S. 1
Packard Motor Car Company 1
Popular Science Publishing Company 1
Pratt Institute 1
Roche, Kevin, 1922-2019 1
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) 1
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972 1
Sampe, Astrid, 1909-2002 1
Schnee, Edward 1
Schnee, Ruth Adler, 1923- 1
Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957 1
Slade, Roy 1
Stone, Arthur J., 1847-1938 1
Suomi College 1
Thaler, Martin 1
University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. College of Architecture, Art, and Urban Planning 1
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