G. E. Kidder Smith, 83, Historian Who Wrote About Architecture

G.E. Kidder Smith, an architectural historian and photographer, died on Oct. 8 at his home in Manhattan. He was 83. The cause was bronchectasis, said his wife, Dorothea. Mr. Smith, who trained as an architect, is best known for books that chronicled the modern architectural movement. ”Brazil Builds,” published in 1943 to accompany an exhibition