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Drost, Willi

    Full Name: Drost, Willi

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1892

    Date Died: 1964

    Place Born: Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

    Place Died: Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): architecture (object genre), Baroque, formalism, and sculpture (visual works)


    Scholar of baroque architecture, blended formalism of Heinrich Wölfflin with Geistesgeschichte of Max Dvořák for his methodology. He was born in Danzig, Prussia which is present-day Gdańsk, Poland.

    Selected Bibliography

    Kunstdenkmäler der Stadt Danzig. (Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler des deutschen Ostens. Series A) 5 vols. Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer, 1957-72. Barockmalerei in den germanischen ländern. Wildpark-Potsdam: Akademische verlagsgesellschaft Athenaion m.b.h. ,1926.


    Bazin 374; Metzler Kunsthistoriker Lexikon. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 1999, pp. 62-65.


    "Drost, Willi." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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