Peter Behrens Architektur

Carsten Krohn


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
German/English
EAN 978-3-86539-687-7

Weimarer Verlagsgesellschaft, 2013
Carsten Krohn: Peter Behrens Architektur (2013), Cover