Aldo van Eyck

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Aldo van Eyck or van Eijk (16 March 1918, Driebergen, Utrecht, Netherlands - 14 January 1999) was an Architect from the Netherlands.

Family

He was a son of Poet, Critic, Essayist and Philosopher Pieter Nicolaas van Eyck or van Eijk and wife Nelly Estelle Benjamins, a woman of Jewish and Latin origin born and raised in Suriname.http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten/BWN/lemmata/bwn1/eijk (in Dutch)http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Fallece/Aldo/van/Eyck/arquitecto/clave/estructuralismo/holandes/elpepicul/19990116elpepicul_6/Tes/ (in Spanish)

His brother is Poet, Artist and Art Restorer Robert Floris van Eyck or van Eijk.

Early life and career

His family moved to Great Britain in 1919 and he was educated at Sidcot School, Somerset 1932–1935 in England during his youth, after which he finished his secondary school in The Hague between 1935 and 1938, and went to study at the ETH Zurich, graduating in 1942, after which he remained in Switzerland until the end of World War II, where he entered the circle of many other avant-garde artists around Carola Giedion-Welcker, wife of historian Sigfried Giedion.

He taught at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture from 1954 to 1959 and he was a professor at the Delft University of Technology from 1966 to 1984. He also was editor of the architecture...
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