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Antoni Gaudi
An analysis of the influence of the architect Antoni Gaudi on Barcelona.
# 118241 | 6,305 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 15, 2010 in Architecture (European)

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This paper relates that Atoni Gaudi, who lived in Spain between 1852 through 1926, is considered one of the most famous architects of the world and that when visiting Barcelona, one cannot escape the defining and enhancing architecture of Gaudi. The paper looks at how Gaudi's work blends the most familiar traditional styles, such as Gothic and Moorish, with the more modern styles of Catalan Modernisme and Art Nouveau. The paper also examines how Gaudi's most dominant influence in the art world and on the impact of architecture was his use of curvature forms and colors that were emulated from nature. Though the construction of his buildings was keenly unique and yet rigidly logical, both the interior and exterior of his buildings and their accompanying landscapes are exquisitely beautiful and breathtakingly bizarre.

Gaudi's Humble Early Life
Gaudi's Years as a "Dandy"
The Historical Context of Gaudi's World
Gaudi's Style and Vision: Modern Industrial Design
Casa Vicens and Villa El Capricho and Earlier Architectural Works
Palau Guell
The College of Santa Teresa de Jesus
Casa Calvet and Casa Batllo
Park Guell
Casa Mila Also known as La Pedrera
Sagrada Familia: The Church of the Sacred Family
Gaudi's Other Notable Works
An Innovative Use of Materials
The Modernisme Movement
An Artist of Many Styles And Innovator of His Own
International Recognition of Gaudi's Architecture Slowly Unfolded
The Film Antonio Gaudi

From the Paper:

"The beauty and extravagance of Gaudi's architecture is plotted all over Barcelona. Just as Gaudi's architecture became more and more like sculptures, Barcelona became more like a sculpture because of Gaudi's architecture. As his style transformed and became inclusive of many styles, Gaudi eventually gained legendary status even though in the later part of his life he lived as a recluse who was very dedicated and devoted to his pious Catholic rituals. Seemingly paradoxical, Gaudi is credited for freeing architecture from the rigidity of straight lines and right angles while in his later years, his bold and inventive designs would demonstrate ingenuity in their precise engineering. Even today, artists, historians, and fellow architects marvel at his ability to design with such expansive and whimsical freedom while creating romantically sculptured buildings that are engineering marvels."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alix, Josefina, William Robinson, Jordi Falgas, Carmen Belen Lord, and Robert Hughes. Barcelona and Modernity: Picasso, Gaudi, Miro, and Dali. New Haven: Yale U P,2006.
  • Asarta, Francisico Javier. La Pedrera: Gaudi and His Work. Barcelona: Frundacio Caixa Catalunya, 1998.
  • Ball, Ann. Faces of Holiness: Modern Saints in Photos and Words. Huntington: Sunday Visitor Publishing, 2001.
  • Collins, George. Antonio Gaudi. New York: George Braziller, 1960.
  • Crippa, Maria Antonietta, and Peter Gossel. Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926: From Nature to Architecture. Koln: Taschen, 2003.

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