Space Time And Architecture

Author(s): Sigfried Giedion

theory and history

A classic work, first published in 1941, translated into half a dozen languages, and now in a fifth edition, "Space, Time and Architecture" is an unparalleled work on the shaping of our architectural environment. The discussions of leading architects - Wright, Gropius, Le Corbusier, Van der Rohe, Aalto, Utzon, Sert, Tange, and Maki - are accompanied by over 500 illustrations.

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This book is an important collection of historical and critical surveys and a brilliant study of the trends and developments of the modern scene with its historical background and true significance. For the general reader interested in the past and its relation to our present, and the specialist in architecture preoccupied with its facets of change, the author has succeeded in presenting a consistently developing process and a clear, concise picture. -- Edward Larocque Tinker New York Times Book Review [Giedion's] survey of our architectural inheritance, beginning with the "organization of space" in the early Renaissance, is masterly, selective, and instructive. In his treatment of individual architects he calls a famous roll, and leaves us with a clear impression of the significance of each man's work... This is a big book, and one that no reader will exhaust quickly. Saturday Review

*Sigfried Giedion was the first secretary-general of the International Congress of Modern Architecture. He taught at the University of Zurich, MIT, and Harvard, where he became chairman of the Graduate School of Design.

General Fields

  • : 9780674030473
  • : Harvard University Press
  • : Harvard University Press
  • : November 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sigfried Giedion
  • : Paperback
  • : 5th revised and enlarged ed
  • : 960