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Peter Behrens

(1868–1940) German architect and designer, whose factories were among the first to be treated as architecture. A prolific self-taught architect, he was also an influential ...

Behrens, Peter

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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..., Peter ( 1868–1940 ) Architect , designer , and leading figure of the late Jugendstil and early-modernist *typography in Darmstadt, Düsseldorf, Berlin, and Vienna. He also co-invented the concept of corporate identity, creating printed materials (for AEG) with a unified design. Behrens designed the famous *types Behrens-Antiqua and Behrens-Mediaeval. Wulf-Dieter von Lucius T. Buddensieg et al ., Industriekultur: Peter Behrens and the AEG , tr. I. B. Whyte ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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...Art) Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY A. Windsor : Peter Behrens: Architect and Designer (London, 1981) T. Buddensieg and others: Industriekultur: Peter Behrens and the AEG (Cambridge, MA, 1984) S. Anderson : Peter Behrens and a New Architecture for the Twentieth Century (Cambridge, MA,...

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The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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..., Peter ( 1868–1940 ) German artist , designer , and architect . In the decade preceding World War I, Behrens transformed himself from a minor artist into a renowned architect, noted especially for bringing industrial buildings into the realm of high architecture. In 1899 Behrens participated in the Artists’ Colony in Darmstadt founded by Ernst-Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt. Though Joseph Olbrich was the architect of the group, Behrens designed his own house ( 1900–01 ). For the International Exposition of Modern Decorative Art in Turin...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Peter ( 1868–1940 ) German architect and designer, whose factories were among the first to be treated as architecture. A prolific self-taught architect, he was also an influential teacher. Born in Hamburg, Behrens studied art in Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf, and Munich before establishing himself as a successful painter. However, by about 1890 he was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement of William Morris and over the next ten years designed a variety of different objects as well as typefaces. In 1900 his success came to the notice of...

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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..., Peter ( 1868–1940 ) Behrens is often seen as the first designer to project a modern face, or Corporate Identity for industry, designing buildings, products, housing, showrooms, publicity material, and furniture for the German electrical manufacturer AEG from 1907 to 1914 . In many ways this anticipated the model adopted by the first generation of American industrial design consultants in the 1920s and 1930s including Walter Dorwin Teague , Raymond Loewy , and Norman Bel Geddes . Behrens is also widely recognized by historians as the...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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..., Peter ( 1868–1940 ) German artist , he became an architect prompted by William Morris ’s teachings. A founder-member ( 1893 ) of the Munich Sezession , his graphic work was influenced by Art Nouveau . From 1898 he became interested in the problems of designing mass-produced artefacts. Invited ( 1899 ) to Darmstadt by Ernst Ludwig ( 1868–1937 — Grand Duke of Hesse , r. 1892–1918), he designed his own house at the artists’ colony of Mathildenhöhe : incorporating severe geometry with Gothic ogee gable and dormer-windows, it was designed...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens  

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(1868–1940)German architect and designer, whose factories were among the first to be treated as architecture. A prolific self-taught architect, he was also an influential teacher.Born in Hamburg, ...
Johannes Ludovicus Mathieu Lauweriks

Johannes Ludovicus Mathieu Lauweriks  

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(1864–1932).Dutch theorist, he evolved a proportional system that he connected with his occult beliefs, and produced intricate designs of cubes, squares, and rectangles that influenced Behrens, ...
camouflage

camouflage  

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ˈkæmǝˌfläʒ; -ˌfläjn.1 the disguising of military personnel, equipment, and installations by painting or covering them to make them blend in with their surroundings: camouflage nets.2 the clothing ...
Giuseppe Pagano Pogatschnig

Giuseppe Pagano Pogatschnig  

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(1896–1945).Italian Rationalist, Fascist architect, and polemicist, who was a leading player in the arguments about the renaissance of Italian architecture in the 1930s, largely through his ...
Hugo Hartung

Hugo Hartung  

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(1855–1932).German architect, he was primarily a designer of domestic architecture, much of it with medieval vernacular motifs, steep roofs, and turrets. His Motive der mittelalterlichen Baukunst in ...
Corporate identity

Corporate identity  

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Corporate identity is the visual means by which organizations, businesses, and manufacturers are recognized and distinguished from each other. It is also a means of conveying the ways in which they ...
Munich Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk

Munich Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk  

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(established 1897)Like a number of other design initiatives in the late 19th century, the Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk (United Workshops for Art in Craft) was established in Munich in ...
AEG

AEG  

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(Allgemeine Elektrizitäts Gesellschaft) (established 1883)AEG was originally founded as the Deutsche Edison Gesellschaft für angewandte Elektrizitäts (DEG) by engineer Emil Rathenau two years after ...
Ivar Justus Tengbom

Ivar Justus Tengbom  

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 (1878–1968) Swedish architect.His work follows the main trends of Swedish architecture in the generation following c.1910—*National Romanticism, modern Classicism, and Modernism.The brick-faced ...
Wicker

Wicker  

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Term that describes both natural and man-made materials used for Basketwork; it is now almost exclusively associated with furniture. The natural materials, which are still worked mainly by hand, are ...
Josef Frank

Josef Frank  

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 (1885–1967) Austrian architect.Together with Oskar Strnad, Frank established the ‘Vienna School’ which distanced itself from the monumentality of Otto Wagner’s approach. They had a relaxed concept ...
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Der Ring  

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Architectural pressure-group founded in 1923–4 as the ‘Ring of Ten’ representing Neues Bauen. In 1926 membership was extended to include Bartning, Behrens, Gropius, Häring, Haesler, Hilbersheimer, ...

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