Published by Taschen, Gaudí provides a compact insight into the career of the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Gaudí's works, such as Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and Park Güell, define Barcelona’s cityscape and keep inspiring architects around the world. Written by Maria Antonietta Crippa, professor of History of Architecture, the book is part of Taschen's Basic Architecture series that presents life and work of internationally renowned architects with approximately 120 photographs, sketches and drafts. The series has been edited by German art historian Peter Gössel.
Window frames curve like flowering branches and ceramic tiling shimmers like reptilian skin in the fervent architectural imagination of Antoni Gaudí. This introduction to the modernist Catalan architect explores how his outstanding attention to natural detail and unique vision transformed Barcelona’s cityscape with extraordinary buildings that continue to amaze, even a century after their construction.