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Antoni Gaudi

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Works Casa Batllo, at Barcelona, Spain, 1905 to 1907.  * 3D Model *

Casa Mila, at Barcelona, Spain, 1905 to 1910.  * 3D Model *

Colonia Guell, at near Barcelona, Spain, 1898 , 1908 to 1915.

Park Guell, at Montana Pelada, Barcelona, Spain, 1900 to 1914.

Sagrada Familia, at Barcelona, Spain, 1882 to 1926.

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Antoni Gaudi

(b. Reus, Spain 1852; d. Barcelona, Spain 1926)

The son of a coppersmith, Antoni Gaudi was born in Reus, Spain in 1852. He studied at the Escola Superior d'Arquitectura in Barcelona and designed his first major commission for the Casa Vincens in Barcelona using a Gothic Revival style that set a precedent for his future work.

Over the course of his career, Gaudi developed a sensuous, curving, almost surreal design style which established him as the innovative leader of the Spanish Art Nouveau movement. With little regard for formal order, he juxtaposed unrelated systems and altered established visual order. Gaudi's characteristically warped form of Gothic architecture drew admiration from other avant-garde artists.

Although categorized with the Art Nouveau, Gaudi created an entirely original style. He died in Barcelona in 1926.

References
Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. NA40.I45. p61.

Muriel Emmanuel. Contemporary Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN 0-312-16635-4. NA680.C625 1980.

Architect sometimes referred to as "Antonio Gaudi".

Resources Sources on Antoni Gaudi

"Inside Casa Batlló", by Rachel Grossman, ArchitectureWeek No. 123, 2002.1113, pC1.1.

"Universo Gaudí", by Rachel Grossman, ArchitectureWeek No. 131, 2003.0122, pN1.1.

Juan Bassegoda Nonell. Antonio Gaudi: Master Architect. Abbeville Press, Inc., May 2000. ISBN 0789202204. — Available at Amazon.com

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