Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first-ever commission in Barcelona and one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau movement.
The dragon pops up as a recurring motif in Gaudí’s famous works, and this is no coincidence.
The book follows a fictional murderer through the iconic architectural creations of Antoni Gaudí.
According to court testimony given by one of the suspects in last week’s attacks, the cell had originally planned to detonate vans filled with explosives at three crowded sites, including Gaudí’s spectacular church.
Following a major two-year restoration, Casa Vicens is opening to the public for the first time in the building’s 130-year-old history.
Antoni Gaudí may have died nearly nine decades ago, but a never-built chapel the architect designed in 1915 is finally coming to life.
Can a film program be too Gaudí? Graced with Stefan Haupt’s efficient, if a little odd, documentary on the architect’s famously unfinished church, Sagrada Família, the Film Society of Lincoln Center (and at least one other theater) saw a match made in Barcelona and paired it with Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Antonio Gaudí (1984), the rare architecture documentary that has achieved “cult” status.
You might say that Antoni Gaudí was an architect of the cloth. From 1883 until his death in 1926, the Catalonian master oversaw the construction of the Roman Catholic basilica Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain.
On April 19, Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia Basilica, designed by famed architect Antoni Gaudi, caught fire. A fire burned inside the structure for over 45 minutes before firefighters could put it out, destroying the church’s sacristy and badly damaging the crypt.