Item description for Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926: From Nature to Architecture (Taschen Basic Architecture) by Maria Antonietta Crippa & Peter Gossel...
RAISED DURING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, SPANISH ARCHITECT ANTONI GAUDI (1852-1926) STROVE TO DISTINGUISH AND REAFFIRM THE IDENTITY OF HIS NATIVE CATALONIA AS SPAIN AND THE REST OF EUROPE MODERNIZED. EARLY NEO-GOTHIC DESIGNS WERE THE STEPPING-STONE TO THE MATURE, ORIGINAL STYLE THAT CAME TO BE SYNONYMOUS WITH HIS NAME. INCORPORATING BOLD COLORS AND ODD BITS OF MATERIAL INTO HIS DESIGNS, GAUDI CREATED INSPIRING, VISIONARY BUILDINGS AND HELPED ESTABLISH BARCELONA (MOST NOTABLY WITH THE STILL-UNFINISHED SAGRADA FAMILIA CATHEDRAL) AS A CITY OF THE WORLD.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
ISBN 3822825182 ISBN13 9783822825181
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More About Maria Antonietta Crippa & Peter Gossel
Crippa is a tenured Professor of the History of Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan.
Reviews - What do customers think about Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926: From Nature to Architecture (Taschen Basic Architecture)?
Basic but quality overview book Sep 10, 2007
A good starter book to introduce someone to Gaudi's work... not a great book and not in-depth. If you're looking for substance, look elsewhere. If you want a basic overview of Gaudi & his work, this is a good little overview book.