By Lluis Permanyer
London is known for giant Ben; Paris for the Eiffel Tower; Rome for the Colosseum. Barcelona, nevertheless, isn't pointed out by way of one or well-known structures as those different eu towns, yet quite by way of a whole move of turn-of-the-century structure identified easily as Modernisme. generic to americans as paintings nouveau, its most renowned practitioner was once the artist and architect Antoni Gaudi. however the urban is stuffed with brilliant examples of artwork nouveau in shiny colour in Barcelona artwork Nouveau.
This e-book bargains a journey of forty six homes, public structures, and monuments within the art-nouveau type, together with brand-new photos of the paintings of Gaudi. stopover at the well-known literary cafe Els Quarte Gats, which was patronized by way of Pablo Picasso, who additionally designed the menu. Lose your self within the whimsical curves of Casa Josep Batllo, an excellent instance of the combo of artisan culture and richness that exemplifies paintings nouveau.
These constructions, absolutely restored to pristine situation for the 1992 Olympics, were rediscovered through either foreigners and Barcelonans alike, and are captured in and out during this interesting checklist of the adventurous, undulating designs of a thrilling era.
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