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Catalan modernismo, a cultural and artistic style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, was the Spanish equivalent of the Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau, the German Werkbund and the Viennese Secession The common denominator of these movements was the ambition to develop a new concept of beauty based on the creative essence of humankind This comprehensive study, containing a wealth of information not previously available in English, focuses on all aspects of modernismo Insightful essays discuss the geographic focus of modernismo, Catalonia and its vibrant capital city, Barcelona, and its historical and social context Architecture was greatly influenced by modernismo, and various practitioners Antoni Gaud, Llus Domnech i Montaner, Josep Puig i Cadafalch developed personal styles based on patterns inspired by nature Painting, sculpture, and music were equally affected by the times, moving away from academicism and toward spontaneous and personal creative impulses All essays are extensively illustrated with spectacular color photographs, showing modernismo s most important buildings, such as Gaud s Sagrada Familia and Palau Gell intricate furniture, stained glass, and jewelry graphic design, notably periodicals and sheet music and a portfolio of paintings....

Title : Modernismo: Architecture and Design in Catalonia
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ISBN : 1580931111
ISBN13 : 978-1580931113
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : Deutsch
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Number of Pages : 380 Pages
File Size : 890 KB
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Modernismo: Architecture and Design in Catalonia Reviews

  • J. Combs
    2019-06-07 08:02

    For those (like me) who thought that Gaudi was the penultimate Spanish architect (I placed Calatrava a close second), this book is an eye-opener. The work here is amazing and hopefully will lead to more being written about these somewhat unsung heroes, especially Lluis Doménech i Montaner.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-05-31 02:48

    unbelievably beautiful! the impact of the Art Nouveau movement known in spain as Modernismo, had great bearing on the look of barcelona as a modernizing city in the early 20th century. the book is also a sharp tour guide of some of the great architectural works of a city that is brimming with incredible examples of the decorative arts. if youve been/youre going to barcelona or love nouveau/deco design-this is a must have!