2021 new arrival Gaudi new arrival - 2021 Of Barcelona sale

2021 new arrival Gaudi new arrival - 2021 Of Barcelona sale

2021 new arrival Gaudi new arrival - 2021 Of Barcelona sale

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The work of Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) defines the city of Barcelona like no other. Its art-nouveau-style spires and visionary eccentricities bestow their unique character on the skyline and make the city a point of pilgrimage for fans of Gaudí''s inimitable, playful style. Gaudí of Barcelona presents the architect''s work in Barcelona as it has never been seen before. Vibrant, specially commissioned photographs present the wonders of the Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, and 10 other fantastic creations in Gaudí''s home city in unprecedented detail.

Tiled landscape architecture in brilliant colors, organic, plantlike pinnacles and towers, undulating tiled roofs with chimneys and ventilators looming like alien creatuers atop seething buildings--these are the features that distinguish the work of Gaudí and speak of his curious relationship with his city. The text investigates this aspect of Gaudí''s work, discussing the architect''s life and influences, his status as an outsider ahead of his time, and his leading place in Catalan modernism.

With its 178 brilliant photographs of Gaudí''s most compelling works, and 13 maps showing their location--as well as an insightful text introducing Gaudí''s architectural genius--this is an essential book for anyone who knows and loves Gaudí''s work, or for those planning to discover it firsthand in Barcelona.

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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
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Andrea Hamilton
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Very disappointed with the book.
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2019
We had fallen in love with the book having seen it at a friend''s place. However the description did not match the article. It would have needed to be professionally rebound as the stitching was coming apart, and in places it was taped. Boo hoo!
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Erin Bliss
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Never been to Barcelona
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2007
I purchased this book with the idea that I''ll eventually get to Barcelona. I wanted to see a few things before planning a trip so I would know where to go. This book just makes me want to start planning the trip now. Or maybe just getting a ticket and saying the heck with... See more
I purchased this book with the idea that I''ll eventually get to Barcelona. I wanted to see a few things before planning a trip so I would know where to go. This book just makes me want to start planning the trip now. Or maybe just getting a ticket and saying the heck with it all and going. Today.
The architecture is lovely and fantastical. I would love living in such a place. Now I''ll have to work on my Catalan (the language they speak there). But that''s another book altogether.
I''m also a mosaic artist and Barcelona is one of the epicenters of mosaic work. I''ve been to Ravenna, Italy and Barcelona''s probably the Spanish equivalent.
This book inspires me to look at my house with an eye for doing amazing mosaic work here.
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ADMAN
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HUGE disappointment!
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2012
I took better photos with a $100 Panasonic point and shoot camera. HUGE disappointment! The color isn''t good, the photos aren''t good. I LOVE Gaudi and Barcelona. Can anyone recommend a really good quality book?
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LeeTalLavi
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GREAT BOOK FOR THE GAUDI ENTHUSIAST
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2015
I LOVE GAUDI AND THIS BOOK MADE ME SO HAPPY!
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Martin Herold
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2018
Beautiful !
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P Fowler
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Gaudi...Barcelona
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2016
Beautiful Book, beautiful place!
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Dana C. Craig
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gaudi book a winner
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2007
I bought this book as a gift for friends who were about to travel to Barcelona and who did not fully understand the impact of Gaudi''s work on this city and the world. The book helped them to rearrange their travel plans and will be wonderful momento of their trip.... See more
I bought this book as a gift for friends who were about to travel to Barcelona and who did not fully understand the impact of Gaudi''s work on this city and the world. The book helped them to rearrange their travel plans and will be wonderful momento of their trip. Beautiful images of all his work.
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Sean
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2014
wonderful pictures; makes me want to go back to barcelona and stay a lot longer than 3 days
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Mrs. Anna C. Ingledew
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A really excellent book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2013
We went to Barcelona recently and were completely overcome by Gaudi''s work having known practically nothing about him before. When we came back we hunted for a good - but not too technical book about him and subsequently purchased this one which is exactly what we wanted
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B Mo
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Nice but.....
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2015
Nice book with some good photos in it and information on the buildings. Surprisingly though the section on the Segrada Familia (which is what I was most interested in) was very small. Practically no pictures or information. I''m now going to have to buy another book...See more
Nice book with some good photos in it and information on the buildings. Surprisingly though the section on the Segrada Familia (which is what I was most interested in) was very small. Practically no pictures or information. I''m now going to have to buy another book specifically on the Segrada Familia!
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H m H
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Missing Sagrada Familia pictures except one facet
Reviewed in Canada on April 21, 2015
While beautifully photographed, it''s missing most of Sagrada Familia, showing only one view of this exquisite building.. This is likely because Gaudi died before the cathedral was being continued to this day by others. But when I think of Barcelona and architecture I would...See more
While beautifully photographed, it''s missing most of Sagrada Familia, showing only one view of this exquisite building.. This is likely because Gaudi died before the cathedral was being continued to this day by others. But when I think of Barcelona and architecture I would include all of the Sagrada Familia views.
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2021 new arrival Gaudi new arrival - 2021 Of Barcelona sale

2021 new arrival Gaudi new arrival - 2021 Of Barcelona sale

2021 new arrival Gaudi new arrival - 2021 Of Barcelona sale

2021 new arrival Gaudi new arrival - 2021 Of Barcelona sale

2021 new arrival Gaudi new arrival - 2021 Of Barcelona sale