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Antoni Gaudi (full name: Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, Reus 25 June 1852 - Barcelona, 10 June 1926) was an important Catalan Art Nouveau architect.

Studied and worked in Barcelona where are the most important works, which stand out for their design.

Gaudí was professionally and spiritually educated in the cosmopolitan environment of Barcelona. Studied the artistic movements of the past, Islamic and Gothic architecture which even at that time revived. He accepted the influence of Viollet-le-Duc, John Ruskin and Richard Wagner and through his work he wanted to renew the local architecture elaborating new forms of expression.

One of the most important works is the Guell Palace (1886 - 1888). The design of the building was entrusted to Gaudí by Don Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, a prominent figure in the economic, political and social life of the city and a strong influence in politics.

He constructed also Casa Vicens (1878–1880), Col-legi de les Teresianes (1888-1890), Cripta de la Colònia Guell (1898-1916), Casa Calvet (1899–1904), Casa Batlló (1905–1907), Casa Mila (La Pedrera) (1905-1907), Parc Guell (1900-1914).

The last and one of the most significant projects is Sagrada Familia (1884 - 1926), church, which remained unfinished due to the death of the architect. The construction continues to this day, financed by the homonymous foundation.

The Gaudí's works give special character to Barcelona and an attraction for visitors and scholars. Characteristic is one of the techniques of Gaudi who used pieces of ceramic tiles to decorate and paint some of his works. Today many of the decorative souvenirs sold to Barcelona using this technique.

(Translation from Wikipedia by C. Theodorou)

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Giovanni Magni (giov… on November 17, 2012

Molto bello questo particolare ripreso di notte di casa Batlò.

LK51 Ciao,buona domenica

Giovanni

Costi B on November 17, 2012

Muy buena foto ! L+F

Christos Theodorou on November 17, 2012

dziwnowik

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Christos Theodorou on November 17, 2012

Horst Leinberger - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Ernandes C Santos on November 17, 2012

Olá meu bom amigo "Christos" Imagem preciosa e fascinante, trabalho belíssimo e magnífico, Muito boa, Gosto das suas fotos, Obrigado por compartilhar, sinto-me honrado em comentar suas fotos, parabéns...L I K E...Desejo muita paz e saúde...Um abraço, do seu Amigo Ernandes...Saudações calorosas de São Paulo - Brasil

janusz_k on November 18, 2012

Beautiful photo. L. Greetings, Janusz

Christos Theodorou on November 18, 2012

Ernandes C Santos

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Pepino on November 18, 2012

big like 56 for this nice capture with a nice architecture - detail, greetings, pepino

Christos Theodorou on November 18, 2012

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Krzysztof Krzywar on November 18, 2012

Excellent capture.

Like !

Greetings.Christopher

K@rin on November 18, 2012

Intriging view and a beautiful photo, like , best wishes Karin

Christos Theodorou on November 18, 2012

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adriana bruno on November 18, 2012

LIKE, ottima ripresa! Un saluto, Adriana

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adriana bruno - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

bojan.dr on November 18, 2012

Great capture! LIKE!!! Greetings, Bojan.

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Michael Sumerin on November 19, 2012

Interesting fragment. Like. Michael.

Christos Theodorou on November 19, 2012

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Popi Braga on November 19, 2012

A building that I love, a beautiful photo. YsL16/61. Ciao!Popi

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Casa Batlló

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