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House amatller

  1. 1. By Ana Jardí 2 ESO B
  2. 2. Pictures of the Amatller house
  3. 3. Brief explanation  The Amatller is the second most important Modernist building in Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch between 1898 and 1900.  The building was commissioned by the chocolate industry owner, Antonio Puig Amatller. The façade reminds us the Nordic reminiscent of a classic chocolate bar  The sculpture was made ​​by Eusebi Arnau, but Alfons Jujol collaborated too.  The main floor is an example of the ornamental richness and atmosphere of that golden opulent bourgeoisie who lived in this district.
  4. 4. Brief explanation  With a flat facade, a central courtyard and a staircase that leads to the bedrooms.  In the front, you can see the two asymmetrical doors and the statue of Saint George killing the dragon, by Eusebi Arnau.  The Germanic element is the bold ridged cornice, highlighted with ceramic tiles. You can visit the caretaker’s office, which has survived intact and contains one of the finest stained-glass windows . On the ground floor there is a gallery staging temporary exhibitions.

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