The Resource Gaudí, Gijs van Hensbergen

Gaudí, Gijs van Hensbergen

Label
Gaudí
Title
Gaudí
Statement of responsibility
Gijs van Hensbergen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the time of his death in 1926, Antonio Gaudi was arguably the most famous architect in the world. He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, which were as exotic as they were outrageous. For many, Gaudi's unique architecture is Barcelona. But little is known about the shadowy figure behind the swirling, vivid buildings that inspired the surrealists." "Gijs van Hensbergen leads us through the design and construction of Gaudi's most significant buildings, revealing their innovation and complexity and demonstrating the growing relevance of Gaudi's architecture today. The author captures not only the power and importance of Gaudi's work but the unique spirit of Catalan culture as well." "This supreme artist lived by extravagant gestures and a creativity that bordered on madness. Even his legendary death under a tram as he stepped back to admire his cathedral in Barcelona has the hint of absurdity and poetry. In this first critical biography of one of Spain's most celebrated artists and the twentieth century's greatest architect, Gijs van Hensbergen makes a compelling argument for Gaudi's stature as icon of artistic integrity and genius."--Jacket
Summary
Looks at the life of one of Spain's most celebrated artists and architects detailing his vow of celibacy, his religious beliefs, his love for his homeland, and how his works have impacted the world
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
186735
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Hensbergen, Gijs
Dewey number
  • 720/.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gaudí, Antoni
  • Architects
Target audience
adult
Label
Gaudí, Gijs van Hensbergen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'People of space and circumstance' -- Voices in the desert -- City of marvels -- The architectural apprentice -- VIews of heaven and the harem -- The holy fathers -- Towards a new Jerusalem -- In paradisum -- The house of bones -- The beleaguered fort -- The sheltering cave -- Storm clouds -- The Setmana tragica -- A thrown pebble -- 'Symbols dense as trees' -- The cathedral of the poor
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxvii, 322 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780066210650
Lccn
2001024820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • ocm46828873
  • OCoLC
Label
Gaudí, Gijs van Hensbergen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'People of space and circumstance' -- Voices in the desert -- City of marvels -- The architectural apprentice -- VIews of heaven and the harem -- The holy fathers -- Towards a new Jerusalem -- In paradisum -- The house of bones -- The beleaguered fort -- The sheltering cave -- Storm clouds -- The Setmana tragica -- A thrown pebble -- 'Symbols dense as trees' -- The cathedral of the poor
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxvii, 322 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780066210650
Lccn
2001024820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • ocm46828873
  • OCoLC

Library Locations

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