Sigfried Giedion und die Fotografie: Bildinszenierungen der Moderne

Werner Oechslin, Gregor Harbusch, eds.
Sigfried Giedion und die Fotografie
Bildinszenierungen der Moderne

2010. 24 x 28 cm, hardcover with dust jacket
304 pages, 324 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-252-0
CHF 87.00 / EUR 81.00

Contributions by Martin Gasser, Reto Geiser, Gregor Harbusch, Andreas Haus, Olivier Lugon, Bruno Maurer, Werner Oechslin, Arthur Rüegg, Daniel Weiss
Designed by Vera Pechel


Sigfried Giedion (1888–1968), one of the most important Swiss art historians, was one of the protagonists of international architectural modernism. In his publications, which he designed down to the last detail, he paid at least as much attention to both his own photography and the precise use of images as to the written word. This publication illuminates his approaches for the first time and provides a historiographical contribution to the current debate on images and media.