GAUDI: THE COMPLETE WORKS


GAUDI: THE COMPLETE WORKS

RAINER ZERBST    Book Number: 86810    Product format: Hardback

Many of us have gazed in wonder at masterpieces of mosaic art and colour in the towering Park Güell, intricate ironwork and scrolls, Moorish style wooden screens with ivory inlays, his acoustic and visually artistically designed spaces. 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 Familia. In his youth, he courted a glamorous social life and the demeanour of a dandy. By the time of his death in a tram accident on the streets of Barcelona his clothes were so shabby passers-by assumed he was a beggar. Gaudí's incomparable architecture channels much of this multifaceted intricacy. From the shimmering textures and skeletal forms of Casa Batlló to the Hispano-Arabic matrix of Casa Vicens with its orange and turquoise blue tilework and the Gothic Colegio Teresiano. His work merged the influences of Orientalism, natural forms, new materials, and religious faith into a unique Modernista aesthetic. Today, his work enjoys global popularity and acclaim. His magnum opus, the Sagrada Familia, is the most-visited monument in Spain, and seven of his works are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Through brand new photography, plans and drawings by Gaudí himself, historical photos, as well as an extensive appendix detailing all his works - from buildings to furniture, decor to unfinished projects - this book presents Gaudí's universe like never before. It's like a personal tour through Barcelona. See minute and mesmerizing details, and his transforming fantastical visions turned into realities on the city streets. 25 x 34cm, 368 pages. Colour. New from Taschen.
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ISBN 9783836564465
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