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Troost, Paul Ludwig

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T086308

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(b Elbersfeld, Aug 17, 1879; d Munich, Jan 21, 1934).

German architect and interior designer. He studied under Ludwig Hoffmann at the Technische Hochschule in Darmstadt. After 1901 he worked in Giessen until becoming head of the Munich office of Martin Dülfer. Most of his works in this period were designs for the remodelling of the interiors of private houses. His first work was the interior (c. 1905) of the house of the painter Benno Becker at Maria-Theresien Strasse in Bogenhausen, Munich, where Troost designed the complete interior. In 1906, with Carl Jäger and August Biebricher, he won second prize in the competition for the Deutsches Museum, Munich, with a geometrical Biedermeier design. The house that he designed for Rudolf Chillingsworth (1910; destr.) at Prinzregentenufer 24, Nuremberg, was notable for its simple but elegant exterior and the elaborated and colourful, slightly historicist interiors. In 1897 Troost had been one of the founders of the Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk, Munich, modelled on English Arts and Crafts precedents. He worked closely with the workshops that executed many of his furniture designs. From ...

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Subjects: Professional Interior Design ; Architecture ; 20th-Century Art

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