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Author Georgiadis, Sokratis, 1949- author

Title Sigfried Giedion : an intellectual biography / Sokratis Georgiadis ; translated by Colin Hall
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1993


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Description xii, 215 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26cm
Series Architectural interfaces
Architectural interfaces.
Summary After studying art history with Heinrich Wolfflin, Giedion followed a polemical career that went far beyond the conventional bounds of academia. He defined the historical context and significance of the modern movement, proclaiming its goals and chronicling its progress. As General Secretary of the CIAM (International Congress for Modern Architecture) he was the organisational and theoretical focus of the modernist debate for over forty years
His book Space, Time and Architecture has been enormously influential for successive generations of architects and historians, and this and other writing provide the basis for an intellectual biography of Giedion that is of fundamental importance to the understanding of architectural modernism
The architectural and cultural historian Sigfried Giedion (1888-1968) was a contemporary of the pioneering generation of modern architects - the generation of Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the German
Subject Giedion, S. (Sigfried), 1888-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Giedon, S.l (Sigfried), 1888-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Modernism (Art)
Genre/Form Art.
Author Hall, Colin.
LC no. 93135809
ISBN 0748603891
Other Titles Sigfried Giedion. English