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This is Gaudí

This is Gaudí

Laurence King Publishing

By Mollie Claypool, By Christina Christoforou


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Antoni Gaudí has a reputation as monastic, mad, and hermetic. But the architect of many of the buildings that define Barcelona's cityscape was no mad eccentric. He was a genius inspired by his faith in nature and the divine.

Picking up the same strands of eclecticism and art nouveau current in fin de siècle European architecture, he transformed them into an idiom unique to himself and Barcelona to create a series of buildings as revolutionary in their engineering as they were astonishing for their spaces.

For Gaudí his work was his life, and this book reveals the exuberant world and groundbreaking work of this unique figure in the history of modern architecture.

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Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2017
ISBN: 9781780679082
Mollie Claypool teaches at the Architectural Association and the Bartlett School of Architecture.

Christina Christoforou is a London-based illustrator and artist. Her publications include Whose Hair? (2010), This is Bacon (2013), and This is Leonardo da Vinci (2016).