skip to content
Antoni Gaudí : ornament, fire and ashes Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Antoni Gaudí : ornament, fire and ashes

Author: Juan José Lahuerta; Graham Thomson, (Translator)
Publisher: Barcelona : Tenov Books, 2016.
Series: Columns of smoke, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"When the Corbusian Internation Modern Style, with its contempt for ornament, imposed itself on architecture, figures like Gaudí (1852-1926) were relegated to the sidelines. In this volume, Lahuerta situates Gaudí in his context and vindicates his fin-de-siècle bohemian modernity. Embodied in such powerful images as the spires of the Sagrada Familia and the flames rising from burning churches during the Tragic  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Antoni Gaudí; Antoni Gaudí
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan José Lahuerta; Graham Thomson, (Translator)
ISBN: 9788493923167 8493923168
OCLC Number: 949755650
Language Note: Translated from the original Spanish into English.
Notes: First published in Spanish as: Humaredas : arquitectura, ornamentacíon, medios impresos. Lampreave, 2010.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: 'I propose to make a serious study of ornamentation' --
'La pâtisserie Barcelone' --
Fire and ashes --
Behold the work of restoration of capitalism --
The temptation of man --
'Immortal ruins.'
Series Title: Columns of smoke, v. 3.
Other Titles: Humaredas.
Ornament, fire and ashes
Responsibility: Juan José Lahuerta ; translated by Graham Thomson.

Abstract:

"When the Corbusian Internation Modern Style, with its contempt for ornament, imposed itself on architecture, figures like Gaudí (1852-1926) were relegated to the sidelines. In this volume, Lahuerta situates Gaudí in his context and vindicates his fin-de-siècle bohemian modernity. Embodied in such powerful images as the spires of the Sagrada Familia and the flames rising from burning churches during the Tragic Week of 1909, the story takes us back to the Barcelona of the early twentieth century, when class struggle threatened to topple the prevailing capitalist model. Drawing on rare original documents collected over several decades, the author shows that Gaudí was not an isolated eccentric but an architect who was keenly aware of the key theories and major works of his time and the creator of revolutionary technical innocations. His analyses of Gaudí's writings reveal a pioneer in the use of industrial processes to produce ornamental details that seem handmade today. Equally novel was the way that Gaudí exploited his status as a public figure, a 'media personality' whose fame is reflected in the many caricatures of the architect and his buildings in the popular press. His influences on avant-garde artists like Dalí, who admired the edible appearance of the Milà house, and Picasso, who was fascinated by the eroticism of the Batlló house, attest to the importance of Gaudí's contribution to culture. This entertaining volume is part of Columns of Smoke, a series of publications in which Professor Lahuerta turns his perceptive eye on the official narrative of modernity and its protagonists and the relationship between architecture, decoration and the print media"--Back cover.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/949755650> # Antoni Gaudí : ornament, fire and ashes
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/949755650#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Humaredas.
    library:oclcnum "949755650" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/sp> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Topic/architecture> ; # Architecture
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Person/gaudi_antoni_1852_1926> ; # Antoni Gaudí
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/NA1313> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/720.92/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Topic/architecture_modern_20th_century> ; # Architecture, Modern--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Place/spain_barcelona> ; # Spain--Barcelona.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Topic/architecture_modern> ; # Architecture, Modern
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Topic/architecture_spain_barcelona_history> ; # Architecture--Spain--Barcelona--History
    schema:alternateName "Ornament, fire and ashes" ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Person/lahuerta_juan_jose_1954> ; # Juan José Lahuerta
    schema:bookEdition "Revised edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Person/thomson_graham_translator> ; # (Translator) Graham Thomson
    schema:datePublished "2016" ;
    schema:description ""When the Corbusian Internation Modern Style, with its contempt for ornament, imposed itself on architecture, figures like Gaudí (1852-1926) were relegated to the sidelines. In this volume, Lahuerta situates Gaudí in his context and vindicates his fin-de-siècle bohemian modernity. Embodied in such powerful images as the spires of the Sagrada Familia and the flames rising from burning churches during the Tragic Week of 1909, the story takes us back to the Barcelona of the early twentieth century, when class struggle threatened to topple the prevailing capitalist model. Drawing on rare original documents collected over several decades, the author shows that Gaudí was not an isolated eccentric but an architect who was keenly aware of the key theories and major works of his time and the creator of revolutionary technical innocations. His analyses of Gaudí's writings reveal a pioneer in the use of industrial processes to produce ornamental details that seem handmade today. Equally novel was the way that Gaudí exploited his status as a public figure, a 'media personality' whose fame is reflected in the many caricatures of the architect and his buildings in the popular press. His influences on avant-garde artists like Dalí, who admired the edible appearance of the Milà house, and Picasso, who was fascinated by the eroticism of the Batlló house, attest to the importance of Gaudí's contribution to culture. This entertaining volume is part of Columns of Smoke, a series of publications in which Professor Lahuerta turns his perceptive eye on the official narrative of modernity and its protagonists and the relationship between architecture, decoration and the print media"--Back cover."@en ;
    schema:description "'I propose to make a serious study of ornamentation' -- 'La pâtisserie Barcelone' -- Fire and ashes -- Behold the work of restoration of capitalism -- The temptation of man -- 'Immortal ruins.'"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3104803875> ; # Humaredas.
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Series/columns_of_smoke> ; # Columns of smoke ;
    schema:name "Antoni Gaudí : ornament, fire and ashes"@en ;
    schema:productID "949755650" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9788493923167> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB627745> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/949755650> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Person/gaudi_antoni_1852_1926> # Antoni Gaudí
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1852" ;
    schema:deathDate "1926" ;
    schema:familyName "Gaudí" ;
    schema:givenName "Antoni" ;
    schema:name "Antoni Gaudí" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Person/lahuerta_juan_jose_1954> # Juan José Lahuerta
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1954" ;
    schema:familyName "Lahuerta" ;
    schema:givenName "Juan José" ;
    schema:name "Juan José Lahuerta" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Person/thomson_graham_translator> # (Translator) Graham Thomson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Thomson" ;
    schema:givenName "Graham" ;
    schema:name "(Translator) Graham Thomson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Place/spain_barcelona> # Spain--Barcelona.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Spain--Barcelona." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Series/columns_of_smoke> # Columns of smoke ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/949755650> ; # Antoni Gaudí : ornament, fire and ashes
    schema:name "Columns of smoke ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Topic/architecture_modern> # Architecture, Modern
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture, Modern"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Topic/architecture_modern_20th_century> # Architecture, Modern--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture, Modern--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3104803875#Topic/architecture_spain_barcelona_history> # Architecture--Spain--Barcelona--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture--Spain--Barcelona--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3104803875> # Humaredas.
    schema:name "Humaredas." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9788493923167>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "8493923168" ;
    schema:isbn "9788493923167" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.