The Book of Nature
PART 1: PLANTS
(HOW GAUDI MADE USE OF PLANTS IN HIS ARCHITECTURE)

COMPILED BY THE MALTESE STUDENTS,
ST...
Palm Tree
Palms are evergreen,
mostly tropical plants in
the family Palmae (also
known as Arecaceae).
There are over 2500
...
Column at Parc Guell inspired by the trunk of the Palm Tree

http://www.plumsiena.co
m/2011/10/passion-fordetails-antoni-g...
The palm tree was also
used by Antoni Gaudi at
Casa Vicens.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums
/aa381/johnredaelli/68176...
Marigold
Calendula officinalis is
widely cultivated and
can be grown easily in
sunny locations in most
kinds of soils.

ht...
Orange
Tree
Orange trees have been
the most cultivated tree
fruit in the world since
1987. Orange trees are
widely grown i...
Strawberries
It is cultivated
worldwide for its fruit.
The fruit is widely
appreciated for its
characteristic aroma,
brigh...
Grapes
A grape is a fruiting
berry of the deciduous
woody vines of the
botanical genus Vitis.
Grapes can be eaten raw
or t...
Watermelon
Watermelon (Citrullus
lanatus ) is a vine-like
flowering plant
originally from southern
Africa. It has a smooth...
Wheat
Wheat is a cereal grain.
It is now cultivated
worldwide. In 2010,
world production of
wheat was 651 million
tons, ma...
Cypress
Tree
Cypress is the name
applied to many plants
in the cypress family.
They are all conifers.
Most cypress species...
Mushrooms
A mushroom is the
fleshy, spore-bearing
fruiting body of a
fungus, typically
produced above ground
on soil or on...
Sunflower
The sunflower
(Helianthus annuus) is
an annual plant. It
possesses a large
inflorescence (flowering
head), and i...
Cactus
Most cacti live in
habitats subject to at
least some drought.
Many live in extremely
dry environments. Most
species...
Daisy
Daisies belong to the daisy
family of Compositae, now
known as Asteraceae in
flowering plants. Daisies
are native to...
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  1. 1. The Book of Nature PART 1: PLANTS (HOW GAUDI MADE USE OF PLANTS IN HIS ARCHITECTURE) COMPILED BY THE MALTESE STUDENTS, ST THERESA GIRLS’ SECONDARY, MRIEHEL MS N SCERRI Research was done during Form 1 activity lessons, as part of an eTwinning project
  2. 2. Palm Tree Palms are evergreen, mostly tropical plants in the family Palmae (also known as Arecaceae). There are over 2500 species of palms. Most Palm are tree-like, with single trunks and either fan shaped (palmate) or feather shaped (pinnate) compound leaves. http://www.plumsiena.com/2011/10/p assion-for-details-antoni-gaudi.html Wrought iron fence with palm fronds at Parc Guell
  3. 3. Column at Parc Guell inspired by the trunk of the Palm Tree http://www.plumsiena.co m/2011/10/passion-fordetails-antoni-gaudi.html
  4. 4. The palm tree was also used by Antoni Gaudi at Casa Vicens. http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums /aa381/johnredaelli/6817610054_655 c75e681_bCasaVicens.jpg
  5. 5. Marigold Calendula officinalis is widely cultivated and can be grown easily in sunny locations in most kinds of soils. http://www.gardensablaze.com/Annual s/Marigold4.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calen dula_officinalis http://www.gaudiclub.com/ingles/i _vida/fotobras/vicens/vicens38.jpg The marigold was used by Gaudi to decorate the tiles at Casa Vicens
  6. 6. Orange Tree Orange trees have been the most cultivated tree fruit in the world since 1987. Orange trees are widely grown in tropical and subtropical climates for their sweet fruit. The fruit of the orange tree can be eaten fresh, or processed for its juice or fragrant peel. http://www.growcitrus.com/wpcontent/uploads/2011/03/P1010959_e dited-2.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_( fruit) Fruit-inspired (oranges) spire tops at La Sagrada Familia
  7. 7. Strawberries It is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in prepared foods such as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, milkshakes, and chocolates. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia /commons/b/b0/Chandler_strawberrie s.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberr ies Fruit-inspired (strawberries) spire tops at La Sagrada Familia
  8. 8. Grapes A grape is a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit, generally occurring in clusters. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia /commons/d/d2/Green_Grapes_for_P oster.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapes http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2107/232 3230271_2c67caf2b1_z.jpg?zz=1 Pinnacle with grapes at the Sagrada Familia
  9. 9. Watermelon Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus ) is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. It has a smooth exterior rind (usually green with dark green stripes or yellow spots) and a juicy, sweet interior flesh (usually deep red to pink). http://westofpersia.files.wordpress.co m/2010/06/watermelons-uncut.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_m elon Watermelons used at the Sagrada Familgia
  10. 10. Wheat Wheat is a cereal grain. It is now cultivated worldwide. In 2010, world production of wheat was 651 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize (844 million tons) and rice (672 million tons). http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3137/232 4049366_06d49d9113_z.jpg?zz=1 http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/imgs/n aixement/fe7.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat Wheat used in two different occasions at the Sagrada Familia
  11. 11. Cypress Tree Cypress is the name applied to many plants in the cypress family. They are all conifers. Most cypress species are trees, while a few are shrubs. http://watcher.ro/2013/01/24/casabatlo/ http://www.stevenkharper.com/images /SargCypressFemConeBranchRS.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypress_t ree Cypress Tree Cross tower at Casa Batllo
  12. 12. Mushrooms A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard use for the name "mushroom" is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus. It belongs to the Kingdom Fungi. http://3obieg.pl/wpcontent/uploads/2013/10/grzyb205832560x1600.jpg http://watcher.ro/2013/01/24/casabatlo/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mushroo m Fireplace at Casa Batllo in the shape of a mushroom
  13. 13. Sunflower The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant. It possesses a large inflorescence (flowering head), and its name is derived from the flower's shape and image, which is often used to capture the sun. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia /commons/3/39/Sunflower_Helianthu s_1_edited.png http://phlogthat.files.wordpress.com/2 007/07/img_08591.jpg?w=445&h=446 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunflowe r Antoni Gaudi's colorful mosaic, showing the sunflower, at Park Güell
  14. 14. Cactus Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought. Many live in extremely dry environments. Most species of cacti have lost true leaves, retaining only spines, which are highly modified leaves. As well as defending against herbivores, spines help prevent water loss. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cactus http://a66c7b.medialib.glogster.com/m edia/02/029c2f47b0fdefe853a57d2f99 6b65960fcb6b8e3c3db037bd42a44b15f 22a19/alien-cactus-jpg.jpg Cactus ornaments at Park Guell
  15. 15. Daisy Daisies belong to the daisy family of Compositae, now known as Asteraceae in flowering plants. Daisies are native to north and central Europe. A Daisy symbolizes innocence and purity. It can also symbolize new beginnings. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/RqhM8BWkjrU/T8uOyTK_UHI/AAAAAAA AAk8/trONDwZKcso/s1600/DSC00310.JP G http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ntvsirS8q2w/TE vQiD99soI/AAAAAAAALnw/DKpNdsuiOxE /s1600/P1110879.JPG http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/g rowingflowers/flowersandgeography/daisies The 56 columns that symbolize trees, and the ceiling that symbolizes daisies, at the Sagrada Familia

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