Resume

“I am an architect with a passion for nature’s lessons and man’s interventions. My images are born out of a deep emotional investment in their subject. Their content is never sacrificed for mere visual effects, nor is a polemic activism intended to prevail over an aesthetic balance.”

BORN
Budapest, Hungary | February 16, 1926
Naturalized U.S.A. Citizen | 1964

EDUCATION
Architecture – Polytechnicum | Budapest, Hungary | 1945–1948
Architect D.P.L.G. – Ecole des Beaux Arts | Paris, France | 1955
Art History – Ecole de Louvre | Paris, France | 1951–1953
Urbanism – CIAM Summer Academy | Venice, Italy | 1952

HONORS
Michigan Society of Landscape Architects – Honorary Member | 1989
Arts Foundations of Michigan | 1986
A.I.A. Detroit Chapter – Honorary Member | 1985
Michigan Society of Architects – Honorary Member | 1975
A.I.A. Medal for Architectural Photography | 1964
Sydney Opera House Competition – Fourth Place | 1957

CAREER
Independent Photographer of Architecture | 1958–2005
Design Editor – “Metropolitan Detroit” | 1984–1986
Invited by Frank Lloyd Wright to join Taliesin | 1958
Sydney Opera House Competition – Fourth Prize | 1957
Eero Saarinen | 1955–1958
Le Corbusier | 1953

LANGUAGES                                                                  English, Hungarian, Italian, German

TRAVEL
Australia | China | Egypt | Europe | Italy | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Yemen

PUBLIC SERVICE
Governor’s Committee on Art in Public Places – Michigan | 1977–1982
Cranbrook, President’s Design Advisory Committee | 1998  


 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2002

A NEW WORLD TRADE CENTER
Max Protech Gallery, National Building Museum; Venice Biennale

BETWEEN EARTH & SKY  (1999-2002)
University of Michigan; University of Texas at Austin; University of Tennessee; Graham Foundation, French Embassy (Washington, D.C.)

2001

2 VIEWS OF EERO SAARINEN: BALTHAZAR KORAB & EZRA STOLLER
Yale University

AMERICAN MODERN 1925 TO 1940: DESIGN FOR A NEW AGE
Flint Institute of Arts

2000

ARCHITECTURE, A VIEWPOINT
Indianapolis Museum of Art                   
 

MODERNISM, A CENTURY OF ART & DESIGN, 1880 - 1980
The Armory, NYC

GAMBERAIA 30 YEARS AGO (1999-2000) 
Villa Gamberaia, Italy; Indianapolis Museum of Art

1998

TRACES
Daimler Chrysler HQ, MI; Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association

KORAB 40 X 40 (1997-1998)
University of Tennessee; University of Michigan Ann Arbor

1995

KORAB’S CRANBROOK
Cranbrook Art Museum

1992

IL SECONDO PARADISO                                                             Torino, Italy

1991

COLUMBUS, INDIANA
The National Building Museum 

1988

MICHIGAN ARCHITECTURE
State Museum, MI

1985

EERO SAARINEN (1982-185)
Cranbrook Art Museum; Bloomingdale's, NYC

1980

TUSCANY
The Robert Kidd Gallery, MI

1970

ROOFSCAPES OF ROME
The Detroit Institute of Art 

1969

HERITAGE
Cleo Rodgers Librar, IN

 


Publications

GENIUS LOCI: CRANBROOK
Balthazar Korab Ltd. / Cranbrook Press | 2005

DETROIT PEOPLE MOVER
Wayne State Press | 2004

THE CRANBROOK CAMPUS GUIDE
Princeton Architectural         Press | 2000

WRIGHT ROOMS
Chartwell Books | 1998

BERLIN NATIONAL GALLERY   Phaidon AiD Series | 1998

THE OLD BARN BOOK
Barnes & Noble | 1997

OAK PARK, THE GENIUS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
Barnes & Noble | 1997

ARCHITECTURE, A VIEWPOINT
Barnes & Noble | 1997

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, A GATEFOLD PORTFOLIO Barnes & Boble | 1997

AMERICAN ARCHITECTURES Saraband | 1996

SAARINEN HOUSE
Harry Abrams | 1995

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
McGraw-Hill | 1994

MICHIGAN ARCHITECTURE
Oxford Press | 1993

SMITHSONIAN GUIDE TO HISTORIC AMERICA
Smithsonian Press | 1989

COLUMBUS, INDIANA, LANDMARK ON THE PRAIRIE
Document Press | 1988

MICHIGAN, A PHOTO ESSAY
Howell Press | 1987

DETROIT, THE RENAISSANCE CITY
Thomasson-Grant | 1986

ARCHABET, AN ARCHITECTURAL ALPHABET
Preservation Press | 1985

I TETTI DE ROMA, AN URBAN THESIS
Bestetti | 1976

GAMBERAIA
Centro Di | 1971


Collections

 

THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ART
Detroit, Michigan

PRESIDENTIAL PORTFOLIO
Presented by President, Bill Clinton to Arpad Goncz, 
the President of Hungary in 1994

CHASE MANHATTAN COLLECTION
New York, New York

GENERAL MOTORS TECH CENTER
Warren, Michigan

DAIMLER CHRYSLER CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Auburn Hills, Michigan

 

KRESGE CORPORATION AND FOUNDATION
Troy, Michigan

LDM TECHNOLOGIES HEADQUARTERS
Auburn Hills, Michigan

CITY HALL COLLECTION
Columbus, Indiana

THE MENIL COLLECTION
Houston, Texas

WARREN COVILLE COLLECTION
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

CENTRE CANADIEN D’ARCHITECTURE
Montreal, Quebec