Antoni Gaudí

In Architects on December 31, 2008 at 11:22 am

Antoni Gaudi

Antoni Gaudí (1852 – 1926) was a spanish architect who belonged to the Modernist style (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique and highly individualistic designs.

After studying architecture in Barcelona he received the first assignments from the ecclesiastic world and the bourgeoisie, who would always be his main clients. Among these, the Association of Devotees of Saint Joseph stands out as they commissioned him with the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família (the cathedral of the modern Barcelona). Of equal importance was the industrialist Eusebi Güell, the best client and essential patron, who entrusted him with the construction of a palace, the curch for an industrial colony, some pavilions for his summer residence and a city-garden.

What I like about his architecture is less looking at the complete buidling but at the ornaments, mosaics and stunning details.

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