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Antonio Gaudí (1852-1926) is one of the most admired architects of the twentieth century. Even today, some seventy-five years after Gaudí's death, his fanciful, exuberant buildings define Barcelona's cityscape and continue to influence architects, sculptors, and designers. Perhaps best known for the dynamic, sculptural facades, found on such buildings as the church of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Milà, Gaudí is as much respected as a technological innovator as a daring stylist.

In this enlightening volume, a concise, knowledgeable text by the director of the Royal Gaudí Chair at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia (Barcelona) combines with striking images by a well-known architectural photographer to provide a new perspective on Gaudí's remarkable career. The text covers the full range of his oeuvre, describing early assignments in the 1870s as a draftsman for leading architects in Barcelona, the innovative buildings he created for the Güell Palace and Estate, daring new structural solutions at Bellesguard, architecture inspired by nature at the Casa Calvet and in the Park Güell, and the construction of his unfinished masterpiece, the Church of the Sagrada Familia, which occupied him until his death. The author traces all the influences that led to his definitive style, from his fascination with the Orient and neogothicism to his affinity for naturalism and specific geometric forms.

Brilliantly illustrated, this incisive overview of Gaudí's visionary work is ideal for those who delight in his architecture as well as those who look forward to traveling to Spain to see his monumental legacy.

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A lavishly illustrated presentation of work by one of the most admired architects of the 20th century, this volume serves to inform and inspire and will be valued by architects, travellers, and artists of all stripes. Material is arranged in chapters devoted to overlapping chronological periods that highlight the evolution of various themes in Gaudi's work, beginning in 1870 and ending in 1926. Bassegoda has written many books on Gaudi and is affiliated with the School of Architecture at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia (Barcelona); photographs are by Melba Levick. 10.5x9.25<">.
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A lavishly illustrated presentation of work by one of the most admired architects of the 20th century, this volume serves to inform and inspire and will be valued by architects, travellers, and artists of all stripes. Material is arranged in chapters devoted to overlapping chronological periods that

Synopsis:

This enlightening volume combines a knowledgeable text by the director of the Catedra Gaudi at the University of Barcelona with striking images by a noted architectural photographer to provide a new perspective on Gaudi's remarkable architectural career, beginning with his early assignments in the 1870s. 185 color illustrations.

Description:

A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive view of the fanciful, exuberant buildings by this inspired Spanish architect, whose structures and sculptures have defined Barcelona's cityscape. Antonio Gaud? (1852-1926) is one of the most admired architects of the 20th century. Even today, 75 years after his death, his playful, fantastical creations continue to influence architects, sculptors, and designers. Best known for the dynamic, sculptural facades found on such buildings as the Sagrada Familia church and Casa Mila, both in Barcelona, Gaud? was as much respected as a technological innovator as a daring stylist. In this enlightening volume, a concise, knowledgeable text by the director of the Catedra Gaud? at the University of Barcelona combines with striking images by a noted architectural photographer to provide a new perspective on Gaud?'s remarkable career. The text covers the range of his oeuvre, from early assignments in the 1870s as a draftsman for leading architects in Barcelona to the commission of his unfinished masterpiece, the Church of the Sagrada Familia, which occupied him until his death. The author traces all the influences that led to his definitive style, including his fascination with the Orient, Neogothicism, naturalism, and geometric forms. This illuminating book is both a handy primer and an insightful summation of the work of this visionary artist. 185 full-color illustrations

About the Author

Professor Juan Bassegoda Nonell has served as the director of the Catedra Gaud? at the School of Architecture within the University of Barcelona since 1968. He is the author of many notable books on Gaud?, among them The Designs and Drawings of Antonio Gaud?, with George R. Collins. Melba Levick is an accomplished architectural photographer whose work has most recently appeared in such books as Barcelona and Paradise Found: The Beautiful Retreats and Sanctuaries of California and the Southwest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789202208
Author:
Levick, Melba
Author:
Levick, Melba
Author:
Bassegoda Nonell, Juan
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
International Architecture - European
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Gaudi, antonio, 1852-1926
Subject:
Eclecticism in architecture
Subject:
Eclecticism in architecture -- Spain.
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Gaudi, Antoni - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Architecture -- Europe.
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.4 x 10.6 in 35.2 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A lavishly illustrated presentation of work by one of the most admired architects of the 20th century, this volume serves to inform and inspire and will be valued by architects, travellers, and artists of all stripes. Material is arranged in chapters devoted to overlapping chronological periods that
"Synopsis" by , This enlightening volume combines a knowledgeable text by the director of the Catedra Gaudi at the University of Barcelona with striking images by a noted architectural photographer to provide a new perspective on Gaudi's remarkable architectural career, beginning with his early assignments in the 1870s. 185 color illustrations.
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