Peter Behrens Architektur
The designer Peter Behrens (1868-1940) was extremely versatile as a painter, designer, typographer and architect. Even though he acquired architecture autodidactically, it occupies a special position in his oeuvre, not only because some of the most important architects such as Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Gropius worked in his office, but also because he created Gesamtkunstwerke under the umbrella of architecture.
Unfortunately, most of his interior design has now been destroyed. Little is known about the current condition of his buildings. The exhibition on Peter Behrens 2013 in Erfurt was the occasion for the author to photograph all of Peter Behrens's realized buildings. With this richly illustrated book, Berlin architect and photographer Carsten Krohn impressively documents for the first time the entire work of Peter Behrens. The current situation is juxtaposed with the historical condition.
6.2021, Weimarer Verlagsgesellschaft
2013 (1st edition)
256 pp., 265 colored and b/w ills., hardcover, incl. 28 floor plans
KOOPERATIV WIRTSCHAFTEN – MODERN BAUEN
Die Architektur als eine kulturelle Ausdrucksform der Genossenschaftsidee ist bislang nur selten thematisiert worden. Anhand beispielhafter Bauten in Deutschland wird das Moderne in der Architektur von Genossenschaften dargestellt und ein Überblick zur Genossenschaftsgeschichte gegeben.
The Bauhaus was an important inspiration for modern design and functional architecture, well beyond the bounds of Germany alone. Yet the products themselves were not the only decisive factor in its international impact and reception. The ideas of the Bauhaus were carried around the world largely because of the – mostly involuntary – emigration of the Bauhaus figures in the 1930s, above all to the USA and the Soviet Union, but also to Israel, China, India and Turkey.