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Gaudi. The Complete Works - Rainer Zerbst

Gaudi. The Complete Works

Hardcover Available: 15th October 2019
ISBN: 9783836564465
Number Of Pages: 368

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The life of Antoni Gaudi (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 Familia. In his youth, he courted a glamourous 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 passersby assumed he was a beggar.

Gaudi's incomparable architecture channels much of this multifaceted intricacy. From the shimmering surface textures and skeletal forms of Casa Batllo 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 unique aesthetic enjoys global popularity and acclaim. His magnus opus, the Sagrada Familia, is the most-visited monument in Spain and seven of his works are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Through hundreds of full-color illustrations, drawings, plans, and historical photos, this book presents Gaudi'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: 9783836564465
ISBN-10: 3836564467
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Available: 15th October 2019
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 34.0 x 25.0
Weight (kg): 2.78

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