Power stations—an unimaginative architectural task? Especially in the first half of the 20th century, their architecture went beyond a purely functional rationality. These buildings evidence the epochal dimension of electricity from the 1880s onwards and have an outstanding place in industrial architecture. The present publication outlines the architectural development of the genre during its first sixty years—i.e. from 1885 to 1945—and presents many architects and their remarkable œuvres that were little known to date. The electrical buildings of this architect in particular, with their often unusual architectonic quality, continue to exercise a fascination today and have become icons of Modernism.