The life of Antoni Gaudí was full of complexity and contradictions. Incomparable architecture channels much of this multifaceted intricacy. From the shimmering textures and skeletal forms of Casa Batlló to the Hispano-Arabic matrix of Casa Vicens, his work merged the influences of Orientalism, natural forms, new materials, and religious faith into a unique Modernista aesthetic.
Today, his unique aesthetic enjoys global popularity and acclaim. His magnum opus, the Sagrada Familia, is the most-visited monument in Spain, and seven of his works are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Through brand-new photography, plans and drawings by Gaudí himself, historical photos, as well as an appendix detailing all his works—from buildings to furniture, decor to unfinished projects—presents Gaudí’s universe like never before.
"From Barcelona to beyond, Taschen’s Gaudí. The Complete Works is a must-have for anyone who has ever admired the fanciful work of this Catalan great."- we-heart.com