The Dante of architecture
The inspiring, visionary buildings of Gaudí
Wherever they go, anyone who visits Barcelona today will come across the works of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí(1852–1926), the architect who has attracted art-lovers from all over the world to Spain. It was there, in the capital of Catalonia, that the famous master of architecture produced nearly all of his works. Raised during the Industrial Revolution, Gaudí strove to distinguish and reaffirm the identity of his native Catalonia as Spain and the rest of Europe modernized.
Early neo-Gothic designs were the stepping-stone to the mature, original style that came to be synonymous with his name. Incorporating bold colors and odd bits of material into his designs, Gaudí created inspiring, visionary buildingsand helped establish Barcelona (most notably with the still-unfinished Sagrada Família cathedral) as a city of the world.
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:
Maria Antonietta Crippa is currently professor "straordinario" of History of Architecture at the Politecnico University in Milan, at the DiAP (Department of Architecture and Planning of the School of Architecture). Since the early 1980s, she has published widely on architecture and town planning.
Peter Gössel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. He has published TASCHEN monographs on Julius Shulman, R. M. Schindler, John Lautner, and Richard Neutra as well as several architecture titles in the Basic Art Series.
|Author||Maria Antonietta Crippa, Peter Gössel|
|Cover||Hardcover with dust jacket|
|Dimensions||cm 21,0 x 26,0|