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Author Roe, Jeremy
Title Antoni Gaudí
Imprint New York : Parkstone International, 2006
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Note Intro -- Essential Gaudí -- Perspectives on the Life of Antoni Gaudí -- Gaudí's Childhood -- Architectural Studies in Barcelona -- Gaudí's Character and Thought -- Architecture and Catalan Identity -- Religion and Spirituality -- Gaudí's Death and Barcelona's Tributes to his Life -- Gaudí's Barcelona -- Gaudí and the Architecture of his Day -- Modernisme -- Barcelona: The Growth of a Modern City -- Theories of Architecture and the Search for a Modern Style -- Architecture and Ideology -- Gaudí and the Ideals of the Industrial Age -- The Celebration of the Values of Catalonia and Modernity -- Preserving Past Values and Practices in the Modern Era -- Shops and Streetlamps: Gaudí's Urban Projects -- Transforming Domestic Space -- Casa Vicens -- El Capricho -- Casa de los Botines -- Casa Calvet -- Bellesguard -- Houses for Two Friends and a Painter -- Casa Batlló -- Casa Milà -- Gaudí's Ecclesiastical Architecture -- Early Studies and Altarpieces -- First Church Designs -- A New Façade for Barcelona's Cathedral -- Two Altarpieces -- Representing Ecclesiastical Authority: the Bishop's Palace, Astorga -- A Contemplative Style: College for the Company of St Teresa -- The Catholic Missions, Tangier -- Two Projects for His Hometown -- A Sculptural Installation -- Restoring Tradition in Mallorca -- Unfinished Projects -- The Creative Encounter of Gaudí and Güell -- The First Project: a Dragon for a Country House -- The Güell Palace -- The Güell Colony Crypt -- The Güell Park -- The Sagrada Familia -- Gaudí's Vision -- The Nativity Façade -- Working on the Sagrada Familia -- In the Shadow of the Cathedral: the Sagrada Familia Schools -- Biography -- List of Illustrations
Spanish architect and designer, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of contemporary Spanish art. His use of colour, application of a range of materials and the introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal, Gaudí freely expressed his own feelings on art, "the colours used in architecture have to be intense, logical and fertile." His completed works (the Casa Batlló, 1905-1907 and the Casa Milà, 1905-1910) and his incomplete works (the restoration of the Poblet Monastery and the altarpiece of Alella in Barcelona) illustrate the importance of this philosophy. His furniture designs were conceived with the same philosophy, as shown, for example, in his own office (1878) or the lamps in the Plaza Real in Barcelona. The Sagrada Familia (1882-1926) was a monumental project which eventually took over his life (it was still incomplete at the time of his death)
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Roe, Jeremy Antoni Gaudí New York : Parkstone International,c2006 9781859959244
Subject Gaudí, Antoni, -- 1852-1926 -- Criticism and interpretation.;Architects -- Spain
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