4.1. Antoni Gaudí i Cornet Reus 1852-Barcelona 1926 He studied architecture in Barcelona from 1873 to 1875. At the same time, he starts working for Josep Fontserè i Mestre and participates in the monumental waterfall in the Parque de la Ciutadella. He also collaborated with his master Joan Martorell several times. That was very important because Martorell recommended Gaudí for the construction of La Sagrada Familia.
4.1.1. 1878-1883 Education and first works Project for a cemetery gate (1875)
Project for an auditorium at the university, by Antoni Gaudí (1877)
Project of monumental fountain for Plaza Cataluña de Barcelona, by Antoni Gaudí (1877)
First piece of furniture designed by Gaudí : his own desk. 1878
Gaudí projected a glass cabinet on a colored parquet dais which could be seen from all angles, making possible a more complete vision of the material displayed, which was protected by a sort of glass. It was a big success at the World Exhibition in 1878. It is said that Eusebi Güell and Gaudí’s friendship came up from the impact that this cabinet caused to Güell during his visit to the Exhibition, as a consequence of which, he entrusted Gaudí with the furniture of the mausoleum of the Palacio de Sobrellano.Glass cabinet of Guanteria Eduard Comella at theWorld Exhibition in Paris (1878)
4.1.2. 1883-1900 Eclecticism and searching Constructions with contrast between brick,Materials ceramics, stone and filling. The picada stone is also used, but only at the end of this period. Decoration with stucco and plaster. Craftwork and valuation of Catalan materials. Roofs completed with domes of Mudejar or Influences Arab style. Since 1883 Gaudí studies the Gothic style in deep because he is entrusted with the construction of La Sagrada Familia.