Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.

ORD: Documenting the

Definitive Modern Airport

 

Harvard University

Graduate School of Design

 

Chicago Architecture Foundation

 

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This newspaper piece to was designed to accompany ORD: Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport exhibit. The piece was made so that when you would sit in the iconic Eames chairs you could take in the exhibition as you would in a airport waiting for your flight. As
well as, a take away piece so you could look back and enjoy.

 

This piece was reprinted in 2013

for the Airport Landscape exhibition

at the Harvard Graduate School

of Design.

 

ORD assembles a collection
of photographs by Chicago’s Hedrich-Blessing and Toronto’s Robert Burley. Hedrich-Blessing’s iconic black and white images
from the early 1960s describe
the second Chicago school modernism of Chicago’s largest public works project. Robert Burley’s color photographs of the mid-to-late 1980s describe O’Hare’s operational airfield as a complex managed landscape. Taken together, these photographs illustrate over half
a century of design at O’Hare and
the photographers who have documented it. The exhibition includes the Eames Tandem Sling Seating as an example of design produced for O’Hare. Originally designed for O’Hare by Charles
and Ray Eames with Herman Miller, the Tandem Sling Seating has become an international icon of
air travel.

 

The exhibition includes illustrations from Charles Waldheim’s in-progress book Chicago O’Hare: A Natural

and Cultural History (University

of Chicago Press, anticipated 2008-09). These images afford

a reading of O’Hare in multiple contexts beginning with the history

of Orchard Place, the farming village that would lend its name to O’Hare’s three letter location designator “ORD.” Equally represented are depictions of O’Hare as a

complex managed landscape;

the airfield’s origins in civic boosterism and military expediency; politics and patronage in Chicago’s largest architectural commission;

the spatial and organizational innovations in O’Hare’s design;

and the airport’s role in the decentralization of the city.

 

Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.

 

Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Newsprint. Charles Waldheim, Hedrich-Blessing, Eames, Ohare airport, Chicago Architecture Foundation.
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