- “A personal tour through the shimmering streets of Barcelona.”
“This book shows us the Catalan architect’s universe as never before.”
“There is probably no better way to enter the mind of Gaudí than through this book.”
- “From Barcelona to beyond, TASCHEN’s Gaudí. The Complete Works is a must-have for anyone who has ever admired the fanciful work of this Catalan great.”
- “A beautifully assembled book, allowing the reader to access the dramatic spaces, textures, colours and moods of Gaudí’s work.”
Gaudí. The Complete WorksHardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 6.15 lb, 368 pages70Availability: In Stock
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The Complete Gaudí
Freedom of form with the “Dante of architecture”
Gaudí’s incomparable architecture channels much of this multifaceted intricacy. From the shimmering textures and skeletal forms of Casa Batlló to the Hispano-Arabic matrix of Casa Vicens, his work merged the influences of Orientalism, natural forms, new materials, and religious faith into a unique Modernista aesthetic. Today, his unique aesthetic enjoys global popularity and acclaim. His magnum opus, the Sagrada Familia, is the most-visited monument in Spain, and seven of his works are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Through brand-new photography, plans and drawings by Gaudí himself, historical photos, as well as an appendix detailing all his works—from buildings to furniture, decor to unfinished projects—this book presents Gaudí’s universe like never before. Like a personal tour through Barcelona, we discover how the “Dante of architecture” was a builder in the truest sense of the word, crafting extraordinary constructions out of minute and mesmerizing details, and transforming fantastical visions into realities on the city streets.
Rainer Zerbst studied modern languages at the University of Tübingen and in Wales from 1969 to 1975. From 1976 to 1982 he worked as a research assistant in the Department of English at the University of Tübingen. Since completing his doctorate in 1982, Zerbst has been active as a critic in the fields of art, literature, and theater.
Gaudí. The Complete WorksHardcover, 25 x 34 cm, 2.79 kg, 368 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6444-1Edition: Spanish
ISBN 978-3-8365-6445-8Edition: French
ISBN 978-3-8365-6446-5Edition: English