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by Gijs van Hensbergen
- ISBN: 0066210658
- Category: Photo and Art
- Author: Gijs van Hensbergen
- Subcategory: Architecture
- Other formats: mbr txt mobi lit
- Language: English
- Publisher: Harper; First edition (November 6, 2001)
- Pages: 368 pages
- FB2 size: 1731 kb
- EPUB size: 1549 kb
- Rating: 4.9
- Votes: 834
Gijs van Hensbergen has written a good biography of one of the world's most creative and unconventional architects, but .
Gijs van Hensbergen has written a good biography of one of the world's most creative and unconventional architects, but it could so easily have been a great biography. The best parts of the book come towards the end where he writes in compelling style of Antoni Gaudi's work on his most controversial project - the La Pedrera apartment block - and also of his legacy.
helped me alot with my exhibition and finding quotes for my paper.
In preparation for a trip to Barcelona I read Van Hensbergen’s excellent biography of Antoni Gaudi, the architect of the Sagrada Familia. Gaudi lived in a period of great transition, not just for Spain, but also for Europe and for art and ideas. He was born in 1852 during the Carlist Wars that divided Spain, characterized by liberalism versus traditionalism. this book is a great biography for those interested in gaudi. helped me alot with my exhibition and finding quotes for my paper. it is written very well, and is pretty easy to read, considering it has alot of historical aspects to it. IT is also extremely detailed.
Yet, as van Hensbergen is at pains to explain, Gaudí was not the isolated artist-tramp of the popular imagination. If van Hensbergen gets us to think more carefully about this exceptional architect, his book has served its purpose. I wish it had better photographs. He was, in fact, part of a vital group of architects, patrons, politicians and high churchmen, among the most innovative minds of their time. I wish it was a little less solid. Yet at the end of it I felt like jumping on a jet to Barcelona once again, imagination at full stretch, rosary in hand.
The sinuous forms and lavish decorations of Antonio Gaudí (1852-1926) broke the mold in architecture. He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, which were as exotic as they were outrageous. But little is known about the shadowy figure behind the swirling, vivid buildings that inspired the Surrealists.
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comThe sinuous forms and lavish decorations of Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) broke the mold in architecture. His imagination burnt holes through the musty pattern books," writes Gijs van Hensbergen
comThe sinuous forms and lavish decorations of Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926) broke the mold in architecture. His imagination burnt holes through the musty pattern books," writes Gijs van Hensbergen. His gift was an amazing capacity to imagine abuilding and then transform it into reality. Gaudi's fantastical creations give Barcelona an appearance unlike any other city in the world
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Gaudí was part of the Catalan Modernista movement, eventually transcending it with his nature-based organic style. He showed an early interest in architecture and went to study in Barcelona-Spain's most modern city at the time-circa 1870. After his studies were interrupted by military service, Gaudí graduated from the Provincial School of Architecture in 1878. Development as a Professional Architect.
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10 books about Antoni Gaudí, artist and architect. Gaudí's explorations of the limits of architecture ensured that building design would never be the same again. 8. "Gaudí: A Biography," by Gijs van Hensbergen.
10 books about Antoni Gaudí, artist and architect. By Casey Lee Contributor. Van Hensbergen, a . based lecturer on architecture, offers an in-depth look at the life of Gaudí, considering the impact of Catalan history, the Roman Catholic church, and a disappointing love life on the architect's work and outlook. The book includes both black-and-white and color photos.
At the time of his death in 1926, Antonio Gaudi was arguably the most famous architect in the world. He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, which were as exotic as they were outrageous. For many, Gaudi's unique architecture is Barcelona. But little is known about the shadowy figure behind the swirling, vivid buildings that inspired the surrealists. A fervent Catholic with an unstinting love for Catalonia, his homeland, an innovator who was profoundly orthodox, and a hermit who chose lifelong celibacy, having been rejected by the woman he loved, Gaudi was both brilliant and eccentric. He was very much the product of his time and place, and this masterful biography brings both man and architect powerfully to life against the changing backdrop of Barcelona and Catalonia.
Gijs van Hensbergen leads us through the design and construction of Gaudi's most significant buildings, revealing their innovation and complexity and demonstrating the growing relevance of Gaudi's architecture today. The author captures not only the power and importance of Gaudi's work but the unique spirit of Catalan culture as well.
This supreme artist lived by extravagant gestures and a creativity that bordered on madness. Even his legendary death under a tram as he stepped back to admire his cathedral in Barcelona has the hint of absurdity and poetry. In this first critical biography of one of Spain's most celebrated artists and the twentieth century's greatest architect, Gijs van Hensbergen makes a compelling argument for Gaudi's stature as icon of artistic integrity and genius.