A milestone in modern thought, "Space, Time and Architecture"
has been reissued many times since its first publication in 1941
and translated into half a dozen languages. In this revised edition
of Mr. Giedion's classic work, major sections have been added and
there are 81 new illustrations.
The chapters on leading contemporary architects have been
greatly expanded. There is new material on the later development of
Frank Lloyd Wright and the more recent buildings of Walter Gropius,
particularly his American Embassy in Athens. In his discussion of
Le Corbusier, Mr. Giedion provides detailed analyses of the
Carpenter Center at Harvard University, Le Corbusier's only
building in the United States, and his Priory of La Tourette near
Lyons. There is a section on his relations with his clients and an
assessment of his influence on contemporary architecture, including
a description of the Le Corbusier Center in Zurich (designed just
before his death], which houses his works of art. The chapters on
Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto have been brought up to date with
examples of their buildings in the sixties. There is an entirely
new chapter on the Danish architect Jorn Utzon, whose work, as
exemplified in his design for the Sydney Opera House, Mr. Giedion
considers representative of post-World War II architectural
A new essay, "Changing Notions of the City," traces the
evolution of the structure of the city throughout history and
examines current attempts to deal with urban growth, as shown in
the work of such architects as Jose Luis Sert, Kenzo Tange, and
Fumihiko Maki. Mr. Sert's Peabody Terrace is discussed as an
example of the interlocking of the collective and individual
spheres. Finally, the conclusion has been enlarged to include a
survey of the limits of the organic in architecture.
Harvard University Press
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||The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures
||242 x 172 x 43mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
||5th Revised edition
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