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Gaudí. The Complete Works

Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 6.14 lb, 368 pages
US$ 70
Availability: February 2023
Antoni Gaudí merged Orientalism, natural forms, and new materials into a unique Modernista aesthetic that put Barcelona on the global architecture map. With brand-new photography, plans and drawings by Gaudí himself, as well as an extensive appendix of all his works including furniture and unfinished projects, this XL book takes us through the Catalonian’s fantastical universe like never before.

Customer reviews (8)

The Complete Gaudí

Freedom of form with the “Dante of architecture”
The life of Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) was full of complexity and contradictions. As a young man he joined the Catalonian nationalist movement and was critical of the church; toward the end of his life he devoted himself completely to the construction of one single spectacular church, La Sagrada Familia. In his youth, he courted a glamorous social life and the demeanor of a dandy. By the time of his death in a tram accident on the streets of Barcelona his clothes were so shabby passersby assumed he was a beggar.

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.
The author

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 Works
Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 6.14 lb, 368 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6446-5
Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-6445-8
Edition: French

Customer reviews (8)

Great book with one exception

Bryan G., July 06, 2022
I really loved the content of this very comprehensive volume. However, the pages are absolute fingerprint magnets. I’m not sure if it has something to do with the stock or the printing techniques used in this particular book, because it hasn’t really been an issue for me in any other Taschen publication that I’ve owned, but I wanted to warn others to be extra careful with this one.

Best book about Gaudí

Carlos Humberto, October 28, 2021
The photos in this book are stunningly beautiful.

Kunstsammlung

Rafael, December 22, 2021
Zur Ergänzung meiner „Kunstsammlung“ kamen wunderbare Bände über Gaudis Werke und eine Übersicht der Schätze aus den Wiener Werkstätten. Für alle Kunstinteressierten!

Für Gaudíliebhaber

Claudia, November 03, 2021
Das Buch bietet gute Informationen und auch als Gaudíliebhaber entdeckt man interessante Werke von denen man noch nichts wusste. Ein schönes Buch, das wenn man Gaudí mag, nicht fehlen sollte.

Enfin toute l'oeuvre de ce génial architecte catalan

Michel, October 29, 2021
Pendant les années au cours desquelles j'ai vécu à Barcelone j'avais eu l'occasion de voir régulièrement les réalisations de cet architecte hors du commun.
Cela a été un vrai bonheur de trouver ce livre qui lui est consacré et retrace dans le détail son oeuvre et sa vie.
La qualité de l'ouvrage est exceptionnelle.

Ein tolles Werk

Oliver, October 29, 2021
Ein wirklich umfassendes und informatives Werk. Großformatige Fotos mit vielen Zusatzinformationen. Toll zum immer wieder Reinschauen!

Wundervolle Fotos

Benita, October 27, 2021
Wundervolle Fotos und stimmige Texte. Das Buch war ein Geschenk und hat große Freude bereitet.

Gaudi. Obra completa

Miguel Ángel, October 27, 2021
Simplemente monumental como la obra de Gaudí.
Gaudí. The Complete Works
Gaudí.
The Complete Works
US$ 70
Gaudí. The Complete Works