Sagrada Familia and Antoni Gaudi
Antoni Gaudí is a Spanish Catalan architect from Reus. Gaudi's style of architecture is unique and distinctive. Most of his works are located in Barcelona, including the Sagrada Família.
Anton Gaudí - An Architectural Genius
Gaudí considered every detail of his creations and integrated into his architecture ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. He also introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as Trencadís, which is a type of mosaic used in Catalan modernism, created from broken tile shards.
Under the influence of neo-Gothic art and Oriental techniques, Gaudí became part of the Modernista movement which was reaching its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work transcended mainstream Modernisme, culminating in an organic style inspired by natural forms. Gaudí rarely drew detailed plans of his works, instead preferring to create them as three-dimensional scale models and molding the details as he conceived them... read more
Eusebi Güell's Architects: Joan Martorell and Antoni Gaudí
The association between entrepreneur Eusebi Güell and architect Antoni Gaudí began when Güell saw a window display that Gaudí had planned for glove retailer Esteve Comella at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1878. That same year, Güell commissioned him to make the furniture for the pantheon chapel at the Palau de Sobrellano in Comillas, a town on the Cantabrian coast, for his well-heeled father-in-law, Antonio López y López. The architect of that magnificent neo-gothic chapel was Joan Martorell i Montells, at whose studio Gaudí had worked... read more.