By Roe, J.; Gaudí, Antoni
The e-book undertakes a serious survey of the structure of Antoni Gaudí, drawing at the most up-to-date educational learn and followed via documentary illustrations and a photographic essay of his paintings. the outlet chapters supply an creation to Gaudí's biography and the social and cultural context of Barcelona amidst which he constructed his awesome and unique structure. Following this his paintings is tested in 4 special chapters. the 1st chapters supply a survey of Gaudí's improvement as an architect through tracing the contribution he made to 2 components of structure; firstly. Read more...
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They are hard to analyse in detail as they were demolished in 1924. From archive photographs it is clear that Gaudí had clearly moved away from the classical vocabulary of the earlier lampposts to a more elaborate and decorative design. The basalt base offers a naturalistic foundation from which rises what is more arboreal than architectural. The supports for the lamps seem more like the boughs of a tree, with the lamps themselves like large fruits. At the top there is cross that again evokes the substance of a plant.
All the buildings offer important perspectives on the social and cultural aspects of the Catalan Renaixença. Not only does this series of commissions document Gaudí’s reflection on Catalan traditions of architecture, but they also serve as a testament to the economic development of Barcelona and a new class of wealthy patrons; it is interesting to note that a number of these houses combined offices and warehouse space for the commodities which their owners dealt in. To celebrate the strength of Catalan capital Gaudí looked to the past for paradigms of the region’s strength and achievement, such as the renaissance palace or the medieval castle.
33 Perspectives on the Life of Antoni Gaudí Gaudí’s Death and Barcelona’s Tributes to his Life O ne way to measure Gaudí’s public recognition is the response to his death. He was killed as a result of an accident. On Monday 7 June 1926, after a day’s work in the workshop of the Sagrada Familia, he set off on foot, as was his custom, across the city to the Church of San Felipe Neri to attend confession. He was never to arrive. In the inquiry into his death the driver of a tram reported that he had hit a man who appeared to be a tramp, and that he had been unable to slow down.
Antoni Gaudí by Roe, J.; Gaudí, Antoni