BARCELONA 57 MODERNIST ARCHITEC - A. GAUDI - ENGLISH
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Catalan architect, known throughoutthe world, was born in 1852 in Reus orRiudons? (Tarragona) -moved to Barcelona at age 17, with theintention of studying architecture, lackof resources had to combine theirstudies with work as a draftsman anddesigner. At age 26 won the title ofarchitect, with discrete notes.Eusebi Güell, a leading businessman inthe textile, after meeting the youngauthor, became the main client andpatron of Gaudi.Today his work is studied andrecognized in all the universities ofworld architectureAntoni Gaudí was unique, a genius ofarchitecture
He studied architecture at the School of Llotja and the Escola Tecnica Superior de l Architecture ofBarcelona, where he graduated in 1878. His academic record was regular, with occasional suspense, Gaudí wasmore concerned about their own interests than of the official subjects. Rogent Elies, director of the School ofArchitecture of Barcelona, said at the time of granting the title: "We have given the title of a madmanor a genius, only time will tell"
At the end of last century and the beginningof this, the Financing of works of art mostlywas provided by sponsors belonging to theCatalan gentry. Gaudí, the architect great butnot rich, always performed commissionedworks for private clients and institutions,among which was Eusebi Guell, a member ofa family of great prestige among the gentryCatalan late last century and beginning ofpresent-Eusebi Güell commissioned Gaudí,among other projects, the realization of thePark Güell, Palau Güell. Güell and farm, whichgives a rough idea of the importance of thischaracter when studying the life andespecially the work of Antoni Gaudí .Eusebi Güell was councilor ofBarcelona, provincial deputy, senator,member of the Academy of Saint George andPresident of the Centre Catala
1873 – 1878 Gaudí young student works with Josep Fontseré in the draft Parc de la Ciutadella
CASA VICENS the importance of this house is huge for the history of Catalanarchitecture in Europe is the start of the first works of modernism Europe at LArtNouveau. The famous iron gate margallons sheets - palm
Casa Viçens is a residential tower, has ceramic strips inside the facade is inspired byIslam. The lobby door to the garden combines wood with colored rectangular glass
CASA VIÇENS Dream interiors Gaudís time is the smoker, the dining room and foyer
1884 1887 PAVELLONS GÜELL Pedralbes is the stable and the goal of the former estate Güell.Gaudí made three entrance doors open a riding school two pavilions, a gazebo, a fountain and ashade house. In the main door is a magnificent wrought iron dragon, carved in memory of AtlantislVerdaguer poem is now the headquarters of the ETS U.P.C of Architecture
PAVELLONS GÜELL In the irongate is a winged dragon,representing the guardian ofthe Garden of the Hesperideswhere they grow celestialfruits. The theme of thedragon was obsessive Gaudiliked to put it as a decorativeelement in many of his works.
PALAU GÜELL Gaudí façade only for drawing 25 different projects, also forced theinventiveness of 40 different types of columns, a huge variety of unique creativeelements, I wanted to get along with his patron
1886 - 1888 PALAU GÜELL located across the street Noude la Rambla 3 luxuriousbuilding considered the firstgreat work of Gaudí, which canbe seen as his personal way ofunderstanding architecture.Gaudí built a magnificentpalace Gothic footprint whichwas the usual residence of theGüell family, was to serve tocollect antiques and collectionsunder its intense social life.
In between the two doors is a county shield wrought-iron fence that strategically servethe cab of the goalkeeper
PALAU GÜELL In the basement notable highlights funnel-shaped columns and mahonair, sensational helical ramps up to the floor facing the street for the and out of thecarriages of the time. constructed brick vaulted ceiling plane, which makes the spacefeel of a medieval dungeon
PALAU GÜELL The centerpiece of the plant is a room decorated with murals and topped with aparabolic dome which exceeds the cone-shaped roof, which is pierced by circles, in the light ofday, from the interior give the appearance of planetary
PALAU GÜELL On the terrace there is a spectacular collection of fireplaces - sculptures.
1888 18889 COL-EGI TERESIA-street Ganduxer 85 to 105 is clearly shown with fewresources. Gaudí was brilliant solutions. The result was a building of austerity andrationality individuals, both inside and outside
COL-EGI TERESIa The most notable of Teresas and the most beautiful is the system of parabolicarched corridors, it is a complicated composition based on a central atrium of daylight fed to andgives the room a very special atmosphere, the two parallel corridors of parabolic arches that aresupported by slender columns and gives the room a very special atmosphere
CASA CALVET 1900 Gaudi Barcelona council receives the award for best buildingcompleted during the year by the Casa Calvet Was commissioned by the textilemanufacturer Pere Calvet this house is the first of those in the Eixample. The facadehas a baroque air, while the interior is much more personal inspiration.
1900 190 CASA BELLESGUARD Sant Gaudí made a heartfelt tribute to CatalanGervasi was a former royal residence king Martí monarch. The tall spire topped by the cross oflHumà built in 1408, Gaudí built on the ruins of four arms, is the last piece wrapped with thea private residence. It has a slender tower Catalan flag and the royal trencadis figuretopped by a crown and a cross of four arms before the cross
1900 190 CASABELLESGUARD Theaccess door is asemicircular arch ascivil Gothic withGothic windows anda crown ofbattlements
Parc Guell Climbing the stairs leading to Gaudí designed this square to create athe great hall under the square columns market for urbansuspended
Parc Guell The limits of this square ismarked by a long wavy uneven bank coatedceramic pieces, which are so characteristicof the puzzle Gaudiano works. To carryGAUDÍ BANK was assisted by the architectJosep Maria Jujol, the bank is a large collagemade ceramic factory waste tile
Parc GuellParc Guell The 96 columns support a large square turned into excellent views overthe city
Parc Guell The park holds more secrets as the great work of holding the roadoverpasses for vehicles, with the support of retaining walls and pillars inclined.
CASA BATLLO Grace Ps 43 located in the"apple of discord" the mostinternationally known enclave. It has anundulating facade and a ceramic roofwhose form recalls the back of a dragon.It is the first fully 0bra Gaudiana - arttotal.
The great beauty of the Batlló highlights Inside is a winding staircase where Gaudíboth day and night was shown to be a perfect decorator
CASA BATLLO In the Passeig deGracia in Barcelona, is a giantsculpture made of stone fromthe quarry Garraf the wroughtiron of the balconies is thework of J. M ª Jujol. The formsof the facade are arepresentation of the sea or amountain moving (Montserrat)is the latest example of civilarchitecture of Gaudi and oneof its most ambitious andinnovative creations.The five-story building height,Exterior facades, turned in animpressive undulating mass ofstone, also recalls an erodedrock formation on the move.The balconies can be seensome beautiful plant formsmade of wrought iron.
There are several forms of which resemble chimneys fantastic helmeted warriors andStar Wars
CASA BATLLO The famous terrace, fireplaces, fans and output of ladder can beseen as sculptures, the feeling of being in a dream world is shocking
LA SAGRADA FAMILIA THE HOLYFAMILY is undoubtedly the mostfamous work of Gaudí, is atemple that has become asymbol of Barcelonas identitythroughout the world and vitaliconography of the city. It isfinanced only by donations fromthe faithful and the amount ofthe price of tickets La SagradaFamilia is the work of a visionary,not anywhere in the world isbuilding a monument on the sizeand qualitydes of this temple is unique,IS THE NEW CATHEDRAL OFBARCELONA
LA SAGRADA FAMILIAFINAL DRAFT The great temple have threefacade Naixement (done), Passim(done) and Gloria (failure to do)with four towers each, will housethe existing towers are tubularbells invented by Gaudi, an apsewith seven chapels, five shipswith capacity for 2,000 peopleand a large central tower of 170meters will be the mostidentifiable element. This towerwill be surrounded by the towersof the four evangelists and thetower of the Virgin with threesides added eighteen towers intotal an average of 100 meters. Atall building will wrap around thecloister
Is buried in the crypt Antoni Gaudí iCornet After Gaudís death fell into an unjustoblivion, and his work was reviled by theinternational criticism and excessively fancifulbaroque. In his native land was equallydespised by the new trend that replacedmodernism, Noucentista style that returned tothe classical canons.
In his time as a student, Gaudí attended several craft workshops, where he learned the basics of all trades related to architecture, as sculpture, carpentry, forging, stained glass, ceramics, plaster molding, etc.. Also, he assimilated the new technological advances, incorporating his technique iron construction or concrete. This was due to the global vision that Gaudi architecture was designed as a multifunctional piece, which should be developed to the smallest detail in a set pervaded furnished. This knowledge not only allowed him to pursue his architectural projects, but also design all elements of the works he created, from furniture to lightingMANEL CANTOS or wrought iron finishes.PRESENTATIONS Gaudí also was an innovator in the field ofBlog BARCELONA crafts, coming up with new technicalCOMPLET solutions or decorative materials used, email@example.com as how to design your ceramic tiling made with scrap pieces ("trencadís"), in original combinations hype.