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Antoni Gaudí
Antoni Gaudi 1878.jpg
Gaudí in 1878, by Pau Audouard
Born 25 June 1852
Reus, Catalonia, Spain[1][2]
Died 10 June 1926 (aged 73)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Buildings Sagrada Família, Casa Milà,
Casa Batlló
Projects Park Güell, Colònia Güell

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈtɔni ɣəwˈði]; 25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) was a Catalan architect born in Reus, in the Catalonia region of Spain and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí’s works reflect his highly individual and distinctive style and are largely concentrated in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, notably his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família.

Much of Gaudí’s work was marked by his big passions in life: architecture, nature, religion. Gaudí studied every detail of his creations, integrating into his architecture a series of crafts in which he was skilled: ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. He introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as trencadís, made of waste ceramic pieces.

After a few years under the influence of neo-Gothic art and Oriental techniques, Gaudí became part of the Catalan Modernista movement which was reaching its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work transcended mainstream Modernisme, culminating in an organic style inspired by nature. Gaudí rarely drew detailed plans of his works, instead preferring to create them as three-dimensional scale models and molding the details as he was conceiving them.

Gaudí’s work enjoys widespread international appeal and many studies are devoted to understanding his architecture. Today, his work finds admirers among architects and the general public alike. His masterpiece, the still-uncompleted Sagrada Família, is one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Between 1984 and 2005, seven of his works were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Gaudí’s Roman Catholic faith intensified during his life and religious images permeate his work. This earned him the nickname “God’s Architect” and led to calls for his beatification.

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Antoni Gaudí Gaudí in 1878, by Pau Audouard Born 25 June 1852 Reus, Catalonia, Spain Died 10 June 1926 (aged 73) Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Nationality Spanish Buildings Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló Projects Park Güell, Colònia Güell Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (Catalan pronunciation: ; 25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) was a Catalan architect born in Reus, in the Catalonia region of Spain and...
<a href="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Screenshot.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1828" alt="google doodle celebrates antony gaudis birthday" src="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Screenshot.png" width="531" height="186" /></a> <table cellspacing="3"> <tbody> <tr> <th colspan="2">Antoni Gaudí</th> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><img alt="Antoni Gaudi 1878.jpg" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Antoni_Gaudi_1878.jpg/220px-Antoni_Gaudi_1878.jpg" width="220" height="302" /> Gaudí in 1878, by Pau Audouard</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Born</th> <td>25 June 1852 Reus, Catalonia, Spain<sup id="cite_ref-Bergos_1-0">[1]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-gaudiclub1_2-0">[2]</sup></td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Died</th> <td>10 June 1926 (aged 73) Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Nationality</th> <td>Spanish</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"></td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Buildings</th> <td>Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Projects</th> <td>Park Güell, Colònia Güell</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <b>Antoni Gaudí i Cornet</b> (<small>Catalan pronunciation: </small>[ənˈtɔni ɣəwˈði]; 25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) was a Catalan architect born in Reus, in the Catalonia region of Spain and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí's works reflect his highly individual and distinctive style and are largely concentrated in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, notably his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família. Much of Gaudí's work was marked by his big passions in life: architecture, nature, religion. Gaudí studied every detail of his creations, integrating into his architecture a series of crafts in which he was skilled: ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. He introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as <i>trencadís</i>, made of waste ceramic pieces. After a few years under the influence of neo-Gothic art and Oriental techniques, Gaudí became part of the Catalan <i>Modernista</i> movement which was reaching its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work transcended mainstream <i>Modernisme</i>, culminating in an organic style inspired by nature. Gaudí rarely drew detailed plans of his works, instead preferring to create them as three-dimensional scale models and molding the details as he was conceiving them. Gaudí’s work enjoys widespread international appeal and many studies are devoted to understanding his architecture. Today, his work finds admirers among architects and the general public alike. His masterpiece, the still-uncompleted Sagrada Família, is one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Between 1984 and 2005, seven of his works were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Gaudí’s Roman Catholic faith intensified during his life and religious images permeate his work. This earned him the nickname "God's Architect" and led to calls for his beatification.