Andre Corboz was a Swiss author, architect, and philosopher. He published several volumes of poetry and short stories in his youth, but he is now best known for his works on the history of cities and architecture. His first such work, Invention de Carouge, considered the architectural development of his neighborhood in Geneva. The success of this work allowed him to complete detailed studies of places as distant as cities in Russia and the United States. His works are considered classics in the field of architectural philosophy.