chapter  7
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The anatomy of a home: Saarinen House

ByANDERS RUHWALD

In 2011 I approached the director of the Cranbrook Art Museum, Gregg Wittkopp, with the idea of doing an intervention at Saarinen House at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomeld Hills, outside Detroit, Michigan. It had been open as a house-museum for almost twenty years, and the director felt it was time to breathe some new life into it. He accepted the proposal without hesitation.