By Roe, J.; Gaudí, Antoni

ISBN-10: 1780429673

ISBN-13: 9781780429670

The booklet undertakes a severe survey of the structure of Antoni Gaudí, drawing at the most up-to-date educational examine and observed via documentary illustrations and a photographic essay of his paintings. the hole chapters offer an creation to Gaudí's biography and the social and cultural context of Barcelona amidst which he built his outstanding and unique structure. Following this his paintings is  Read more...

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Furthermore, Gaudí’s religious beliefs are more complex. They may be traced back to his traditional upbringing and, Van Hensenbergen has also argued, that his religious belief, as well as that of many of his intellectual peers, was coloured by a perceived connection between spirituality and aesthetic pleasure and sensation. The Catholic Church has always recognised the role of the visual and literary arts, and shown its dexterity to incorporate, as well as guide, changes in style and expression.

Gaudí himself preserved traditions in his way of working. He commanded a large workshop with assistants to carry out a range of tasks, such as carpentry, constructions in wrought iron, mosaic, painting and stained glass. By working in this way his connection to the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement may be detected. An example of the range of work taken on by Gaudí’s workshop and the quality of it is seen in the furniture he designed. The Marquis de Comillas, one of Gaudí’s wealthiest patrons, commissioned a series of works for a private chapel.

The association was led by José María Bocabella Verdaguer, whose meditations at the mountain church of Montserrat guided him to found the association. Publishing religious propaganda was a central activity of the association in its drive to defend traditional Catholic values against atheism, socialist and anarchist political ideas, and the immorality that accompanied the rapid growth of Barcelona as well as other European cities. Gaudí’s connection to Bocabella will be discussed in more detail later, but it would be wrong to identify Gaudí solely with this religious group, which was only one part of a greater movement to revive the faith and status of the Catholic Church in the modern world.

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