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  1. Antoni Gaudi1852-1926 Most celebrated Spanish architect Hampered by Spanish politics of his time, still gained international recognition

  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqXpBjHSo4k

  3. Early Life • As a young boy, ill with rheumatic fever, spent time alone with nature. • Incorporated natural themes and shapes into his works. • Received his architect’s diploma at age 36. • Signing his title diploma, the college leader said, “Who knows if we have given this diploma to a nut or to a genius. Time will tell.”

  4. El Capricho de Comillas 1883-1885 -A recreational villa built In the shape of a horseshoe

  5. Casa Calvert 1898-1899

  6. Bellesguard 1901-1908

  7. Street lights 1910; torn down 1924 Designed during a rest period needed because people did not like his work

  8. Lamp Posts in Barcelona, Spain

  9. Palacio Episcopal de Astorga 1889-1893

  10. Front fachade of the Episcopal palace of Astorga in Leon.

  11. Casa Batllo House of Bones

  12. The Cathedral of the SagradaFamilia in Barcelona.

  13. The Cathedral of the SagradaFamilia • Gaudi, a devout Catholic, devoted his life to building this cathedral. • 18 towers: Jesus, 12 apostles, 4 evangelists, Mary • Run over by a tram, taken to hospital for poor, refused to leave, died at 73. • Buried in midst of Cathedral.

  14. His plans for the Cathedral were destroyed by anarchists during the Spanish Civil War in 1938. • 2007 was the date set for the completion, but the plan was not the same. • Still under construction in 2009.

  15. Art Nouveau Summary • What is the meaning of the name “art nouveau”? • New art • What are the characteristics of art nouveau? • Curves, color, nature-based, no shading • Who is the Spanish art nouveau architect? • Antoni Gaudi • What is his most famous building? • The Cathedral of the SagradaFamilia in Barcelona (The Church of the Holy Family)