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By Roe, J.; Gaudí, Antoni

The publication undertakes a serious survey of the structure of Antoni Gaudí, drawing at the most up-to-date educational examine and followed via documentary illustrations and a photographic essay of his paintings. the hole chapters supply an advent to Gaudí's biography and the social and cultural context of Barcelona amidst which he constructed his amazing and unique structure. Following this his paintings is  Read more...

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In addition, accounts suggest that his conservative views could also be critical and his personal austerity, combined with his benevolent concern for the poor, prompted a critical stance of the Church. Thus Gaudí’s own independent thought serves to remind us that it was in his workshop with his architects and craftsmen that he designed, forged and carved his response to theology as well as to the nationalistic concerns of Catalan culture. 18. Temple of Sagrada Familia, Details of architectural decoration forms.

Framed by the terms structure and beauty Gaudí offers his own theoretical insight into the themes raised by Domènech. ” However, Gaudí’s buildings often combined a number of origins and elements from Gothic, Romanesque and Moorish architecture. They are significant as they signal Domènech’s identification of these styles as Spain’s three national styles. The two architects even worked together on a new design for the façade of the Barcelona Cathedral, which reveals their commitment to the development of a specific Catalan tradition.

However, to map these webs of connections frequently offers a vision of the past configured more by contemporary interests. The approach taken here is to focus on the specific cultural setting of Barcelona, and in particular the movement known as Modernisme, which should be translated as Modernism with caution if at all, as it refers to a very specific period from around 1890 to 1910. 20. Casa Vicens, Tower detail. 21. Park Güell, Fountain. 37 Gaudí’s Barcelona Modernisme M odernisme is applied to a range of visual and literary arts.

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