Antoni Gaudi

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 2003 - Architecture - 144 pages
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With all-new colour photography by Gaudi expert Rafael Vargas and a text written by the late architecture historian Ignasi de Sola-Morales, this volume features a thorough and accessible introduction to 16 of Gaudi's greatest works, including houses, apartment buildings, churches and cathedrals, schools and a little-known design for a hotel on what would become the World Trade Centre site. Batilo, Casa Mila, the Chapel of Colonia Guell and the Palacio Episcopal de Astorga."

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Contents

I6NASI DE SOLAMORALES 7 AN ARCHITECTURE FOR A CITY 10 THE SITUATION IN EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE
10
EARLY YEARS
14
ECLECTICISM AS AN EXPERIMENT
20
THE SYNTHESIS OF MODERNISME
26
TOWARD DESTRUCTION
32
A SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION OF THE WORK OF GAUDl
36
ANTONI GAUDl 42 CASA VICENS 46 VILLA EL CAPRICHO
46
GUELL PAVIUONS
50
TORRE BELLESGUARD CASA FIGUERAS
78
CASA CALVET
84
CASA BATLL6
90
PARK GUELL
100
CASA MIL A LA PEDRERA
110
ALTERATIONS TO THE CATHEDRAL OF PALM A DE MALLORCA
124
PROJECT FOR A HOTEL IN NEW YORK
126
CHURCH OF COLONIA GUELL
128

TERESIAN CONVENT SCHOOL
56
PALAU GUELL
64
EPISCOPAL PALACE OF ASTORGA LEON
72
CASA FERNANDE2ANDRES CASA DE LOS BOTINES
76
EXPIATORY CHURCH OF THE SAGRADA FAMiUA
134
CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY
142
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About the author (2003)

Rafael Vargas is a freelance portrait, architecture, and advertising photographer whose work has appeared in numerous international architecture and interior-design magazines, including Abitare, Domus, and Diseno Interior. He is widely acknowledged as the leading photographer of Gaudi's work. Vargas lives in Barcelona.

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