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Gaudí. The Complete Works - 40

by Rainer Zerbst

ISBN: 9783836566193 / 3836566192

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The life of Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) was full of complexity and contradictions. As a young man he joined the Catalonian nationalist movement and was critical of the church; toward the end of his life he devoted himself completely to the construction of one single spectacular church, La Sagrada Família. In his youth, he courted a glamorous social life and the demeanor of a dandy. By the time of his death in a tram accident on the streets of Barcelona, his clothes were so shabby that passersby assumed he was a beggar.

Gaudí’s incomparable architecture channels much of this multifaceted intricacy. From the shimmering surface textures and skeletal forms of Casa Batlló to the Hispano-Arabic matrix of Casa Vicens, his work merged the influences of Orientalism, natural forms, new materials, and religious faith into a unique Modernista aesthetic. Today, his buildings enjoy global popularity and acclaim; his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família, is the most-visited monument in Spain and seven of his works are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Packed full of expert texts and hundreds of full-color illustrations, including new photography, this book presents Gaudí’s complete oeuvre. Like a personal tour through Barcelona, we explore his residential, religious, and public projects. We see how the “Dante of architecture” was a builder in the truest sense of the word, crafting extraordinary constructions out of minute and mesmerizing details, transforming fantastical visions into realities on the city streets.

ISBN 13 978-38-36566-19-3
ISBN 10 3-836-56619-2
ASIN 3836566192
  • 9783836566193
Amazon Sales Rank 129,599
Main Category Hardcover
Group Book
Publisher TASCHEN
Manufacturer TASCHEN
Dimensions Length: 6.14 Height: 8.54.
Package Dimensions Length: 8.54 Width: 6.14. 1.74 pounds
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No

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