Joan Bergós Gaudí: The Man and His Work

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Gaudí: The Man and His Work

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Since the late 1800s, Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi's fanciful buildings have defined Barcelona's cityscape and created startling architectural forms that paralleled the development of Art Nouveau. His playful spires and towers, undulating tiled roofs, and writhing chimneys loom like fantastical creatures atop commercial and apartment buildings alike, and his sculptures are an integral component of many of the city's parks and public spaces. Published in Catalan in the 1950s and now translated into English, this is a biography of his life and work, based on the endeavours of the architect Joan Bergos Masso. From first-hand experience, we learn about Gaudi's thought processes, discoveries about art and technique and personal remembrances and are given an insight into one of the master architects of this century.

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Compact Overviews of the World's Greatest Architects- TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series

Basic Architecture features:
· Each title contains approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans
· Introductory essays explore the architect’s life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects
· The body presents the most important works in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes, construction problems (why some projects were never executed), and resolutions
· The appendix includes a list of complete works, biography, bibliography and a map indicating the locations of the architect’s most famous buildings

About the Author:

Joan Bergos Masso, architect, painter and writer was born in 1894 and studied at Barcelona's school of architecture. He collaborated with Gaudi on some of his works and after his master's death, continued the monumental undertaking of the Sagrada Familia. He died in 1974.

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