Libro ANTONI GAUDI: ORNAMENT, FIRE AND ASHES en formato PDF y epub, trata sobre Arte y tiene 224 paginas en español, escrito de la mano de JUAN JOSE LAHUERTA , 2016 mediante la editorial EDITORIAL TENOV
When the Modern International Corbusian style, with its contempt for ornament, imposed itself on architecture,
figures like Gaudí (1852-1926) were relegated to the background.
In this volume, Lahuerta places
Gaudí in his context and vindicates his bohemian modernity of the end of the century.
Incarnate in images as powerful as the needles of the Holy Family and the flames that rise from
churches in flames during the Tragic Week of 1909, the history goes back to the Barcelona of the first times.
20th century, when the class struggle threatened to overthrow the prevailing capitalist model.
Based on rare original documents compiled over several decades, the author shows that Gaudí was
not an isolated eccentric, but an architect very aware of key theories and great works.
of his time and creator of revolutionary technical innovations.
His analysis of Gaudí's writings reveals
a pioneer in the use of industrial processes to produce ornamental details that today appear to be handmade.
Equally novel was the way in which Gaudí exploited his status as a public figure, a media personality whose
The fame is reflected in the numerous caricatures of the architect and his buildings in the popular press.
His influence on avant-garde artists such as Dalí, who admired the edible aspect of the Milà house,
and Picasso, fascinated by the eroticism of the Batllo house, testify to the importance of Gaudí.
contribution to culture.
This entertaining volume is part of Columns of Smoke, a series of publications in which Professor Lahuerta
The author focuses his perceptive gaze on the official narrative of modernity and its protagonists and on the relationship between
between architecture, decoration and print media.