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Antoni Gaudí

Author: J Roe
Publisher: New York : Parkstone International, 2012.
Series: Temporis collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book undertakes a critical survey of the architecture of Antoni Gaudí, drawing on the latest academic research and accompanied by documentary illustrations and a photographic essay of his work. The opening two chapters provide an introduction to Gaudí's biography and the social and cultural context of Barcelona amidst which he developed his remarkable and original architecture. Following this his work is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roe, Jeremy.
Antoni Gaudí.
New York : Parkstone International, ©2012
Named Person: Antoni Gaudí; Antoni Gaudí
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Roe
ISBN: 9781780429670 1780429673
OCLC Number: 793511459
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages).
Contents: Essential Gaudí; Perspectives on the Life of Antoni Gaudí; Gaudí's Character and Thought; Architecture and Catalan Identity; Religion and Spirituality; Gaudí's Death and Barcelona's Tributes to his Life; Gaudí's Barcelona; Gaudí and the Architecture of his Day; Modernisme; Barcelona: The Growth of a Modern City; Theories of Architecture and the Search for a Modern Style; Architecture and Ideology; Gaudí and the Ideals of the Industrial Age; The Celebration of the Values of Catalonia and Modernity; Preserving Past Values and Practicesthe Modern Era. Shops and Streetlamps: Gaudí's Urban ProjectsTransforming Domestic Space; Casa Vicens; El Capricho; Casa de los Botines; Casa Calvet; Bellesguard; Houses for Two Friends and a Painter; Casa Batlló; Casa Milà; Gaudí's EcclesiasticalArchitecture; Early Studies and Altarpieces; First Church Designs; A New Façade forBarcelona's Cathedral; Two Altarpieces; Representing Ecclesiastical Authority:the Bishop's Palace, Astorga; A Contemplative Style: College for theCompany of St Teresa; The Catholic Missions, Tangier; Two Projects for His Hometown; A Sculptural Installation. Restoring Tradition in MallorcaUnfinished Projects; The Creative Encounter of Gaudí and Güell; The First Project: a Dragon for a Country House; The Güell Palace; The Güell Colony Crypt; The Güell Park; The Sagrada Familia; Gaudí's Vision; The Nativity Façade; Working on the Sagrada Familia; In the Shadow of the Cathedral: the Sagrada Familia Schools; Biography; List of Illustrations.
Series Title: Temporis collection.

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The book undertakes a critical survey of the architecture of Antoni Gaudí, drawing on the latest academic research and accompanied by documentary illustrations and a photographic essay of his work. The opening two chapters provide an introduction to Gaudí's biography and the social and cultural context of Barcelona amidst which he developed his remarkable and original architecture. Following this his work is examined in four detailed chapters. The first two chapters provide a survey of Gaudí's development as an architect by tracing the contribution he made to two areas of architecture; firstly.

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