Paul Ludwig Troost


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German architect. He was a skilled decorator, designing the interiors of the North-German Lloyd liners in the 1920s and 1930s, but he is better known for his stripped Neo-Classical buildings in Munich, including the House of German Art (1933–7) and the two office-buildings with adjacent ‘temples of honour’ (for Nazis killed in the 1923 Putsch) completing von Klenze's Königsplatz (1933–7—the offices survive (one of them the Führerbau) but the Ehrentempel structures were destroyed in 1947). His severe square-columned stripped Classicism was a considerable influence on Albert Speer.

P. Adam (1992);Lane (1985);MFBuS, xviii (1934), 205–12;Speer (1970);Spotts (2002);Troost (1941)

Subjects: Architecture.

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