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June 25, 2011

A little Gaudi

Filed under: Uncategorized — jchatoff @ 12:12 am
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It’s George Orwell’s birthday – read about him here.

And it’s also the birth date of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), much of whose work can still be seen in Barcelona.

Gaudi is one of those artists you either love or hate, it seems – he has a very enthusiastic following, but even the director of the architecture school he attended commented,  ”We have given this academic title either to a fool or a genius. Time will show.”

IMHO, his pursuit of natural/organic forms resulted in a general kind of mushroominess. Whatever, below are a couple of examples of his work;  if you’d like to see much more, there are some stunning photos here –  with a closeup of the Batllo windows that shows that they really are spectacular.

Casa Mila, photo by Arnaud Gaillard

Casa Batllo, photo by Rapomon.

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3 Comments »

  1. Casa Mila – fun on the rooftop. Let me show you my etchings – er, I mean my postcards.

    Comment by Carol — June 25, 2011 @ 10:30 am | Reply

  2. Amazingly beautiful buildings! Magical! But do people actually live minute to minute, daily lives in these buildings?

    Comment by GALYA TARMU — June 25, 2011 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

  3. LOVE GAUDI THANK YOU FOR SHINING LIGHT ON HIS WORK.

    Comment by avery — June 28, 2011 @ 1:50 pm | Reply


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