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ID: 500045674
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500045674

 
Record Type: Person
Giedion, Sigfried (Swiss furniture designer and author, 1888-1968)

Note: Born 14 April 1888; died 9 April 1968. Sigfried Giedion received a diploma in engineering from the Technischen Hochschule in Vienna, Austria, and studied art history in Zurich, Berlin and Munich from 1916. In 1931 Giedion, Werner Max Moser, Max Ernst Haefeli, Carl Hubacher, Emil Roth and Rudolf Steiger were commissioned by the Schweizerischen Werkbund to decorate model houses and apartments at the Werkbundsiedlung Neubühl. In 1931 he founded the Wohnbedarf AG. with Werner Max Moser and Rudolf Graber and served as director of the company in 1934. Giedion was a professor at the Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule Zurich, Switzerland, from 1946. He also wrote several books amoung which include 'Space, Time and Architecture', 1941), 'Mechanization Takes Command' (1948) and 'The Eternal Present: The Beginnings of Art' (1962). Swiss architectural historian.

Names:
Giedion, Sigfried (preferred,V,index)
Sigfried Giedion (V,display)
Giedion, Siegfried (V)

Nationalities:
Swiss (preferred)
Czech

Roles:
artist (preferred)
art critic
author
director (administrator)
furniture maker
architectural historian
critic
teacher
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Prague (Praha, Hlavní Město, Czech Republic) (inhabited place)
Died:  Zürich (Switzerland) (canton)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
founder of ....  Wohnbedarf AG.  
..................  (Swiss furniture manufactory, 1931-ca. 1945 ) [500114133]
member of ....  CIAM  
................  (International architectural organization, 1928-1959) [500116220]
partner of ....  Graber, Rudolf  
..................  (Swiss artist, 1899-1958) [500045675]
partner of ....  Moser, Werner Max  
..................  (Swiss architect, interior designer, furniture designer, and city planner, 1896-1970) [500033652]
teacher of ....  Ho, Tao  
..................  (Hong Kong architect, designer, and teacher, born 1936) [500072471]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Giedion, Sigfried (I)

Biographies:
(Swiss furniture designer and author, 1888-1968) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Swiss furniture worker, director (administrator), art critic, author and architectural historian; born Prague (Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic), 1888; died Zurich (Switzerland), 1968) ..... [CCA]
(Swiss architectural historian, 1888-1968) ..... [AVERY]
(Swiss architectural historian, 1888-1968) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Giedion, Siegfried ........ [CCA]
......................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Giedion, Sigfried ........ [AVERY Preferred, CCA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred]
....................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................................  Mehlau-Wiebking and Rüegg, Biographen, Schweizer Typenmöbel (1989) 227
Sigfried Giedion ........ [CCA]
..................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [AVERY, CCA, Gallery Systems, Grove Art]
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n84186726
....................  Georgiadis, Sigfried Giedion (1993) xi-xii, 97-193
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) XII, 601
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n84186726
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
....................  Mehlau-Wiebking and Rüegg, Biographen, Schweizer Typenmöbel (1989) 227
....................  Rassegna, 1986 Mar., v.8, no.25--NAF 3
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art (1996)
.......... Marbach and Rüegg, Werkbundsiedlung Neubühl in Zürich-Wollishofen (1990)
.......... Mehlau-Wiebking and Rüegg, Biographen, Schweizer Typenmöbel (1989)
.......... Rassegna, 1986 Mar., v.8, no.25--NAF 3
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