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|Location||Frankfurt, Germany map|
|Date||1920 to 1925 timeline|
|Building Type||commercial offices|
|Construction System||brick masonry|
|Style||Dutch Expressionist Modern|
|Discussion||I. G. Farben Offices Commentary
"Built in 1920-25 the paint factory of the I.G. Farben Company features, in its administration building, a large hall around which offices are arranged, on the model of the Larkin Building by Frank Lloyd Wright. Peter Behrens' version is strongly marked by Dutch expressionism, turning the well of light into a very dynamic space both by the theatrical play of light and by the systematic use of slanting rafters which serve to disrupt the overall rectilinearity."
Mitchell Beazley. The World Atlas of Architecture. p371.
Sources on I. G. Farben Offices
Mitchell Beazley. The World Atlas of Architecture. New York: Portland House, 1988. ISBN 0-517-66875-0. p371.
Bernhard Buderath. Peter Behrens, Umbautes Licht: Das Verwaltungsgebaude der Hoechst AG. Frankfurt am Main: Prestel, 1990. ISBN 3791310593. NA1088.B4P481 1990. interior photo of lobby, p4. exterior photo of tower and bridge, p4.
Kenneth Frampton. Modern Architecture 1851-1945. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1983. ISBN 0-8478-0506-9. LC 83-61363. NA642.F7 1983. ground floor plan, p228. perspective of entrance hall, p231. facade detail, p230. Available at Amazon.com
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