Giedion, Sigfried

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Giedion, Sigfried (1888–1968). Swiss art-historian, he became a powerful advocate of the Modern Movement, and, with Le Corbusier, was a leading light in the founding of CIAM, for which he served as Secretary-General until 1956. His influence was considerable and widespread, and his highly selective Space, Time, and Architecture (1941) was de rigueur in Schools of Architecture from the 1940s. He also wrote Mechanization Takes Command (1948), The Eternal Present (1964), and Architecture and the Phenomena of Transition (1970).


Giedion (1922, 1928, 1954, 1954a, 1958, 1962–4, 1967, 1969, 1971)