Adolf Behne

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Birthday
13, 1885
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 22, 1948 (63)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1885
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 22, 1948 (63)

About

Architectural writer and art historian who led the Avant-Garde movement in the Weimar Republic and coined the term, expressionist architecture.

Before Fame

He studied art history in Berlin, after which he became a member of the Deutscher Werkbund and a leader in the Arbeitsrat für Kunst.

Trivia

He rarely saw any of his designs built, but he did design the reception building of Dusseldorf's main station between 1932 and 1936.

Family Life

He was born in the industrial city of Magdeburg, where a street was named after him.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as architect Walter Gropius.