AEG Turbine Factory (1907)
Peter Behrens is one of the most influential Twentieth-Century German designers. At the beginning of the century, he brought forth outstanding works in painting, architecture, graphic design and industrial design, which exerted a paramount influence in all these various fields, opening up uncharted territory for the generations to come. He is viewed as the founder of modern objective industrial architecture and modern industrial design. The illustration at the top is Behrens' The Kiss, a six color woodcut controversial for its androgynous imagery, first reproduced in Pan magazine.