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Antonio Gaudi

Barcelona, Spain
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Antonio Gaudi-Antoni Placid Guillem Gaudi i Cornet (25 June 25th, 1852 - June 10th, 1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect and has been indentified with the Catalan Modernismo movement of the late nineteenth century and, by extension with the international art nouveau style. His strong personality drew like-minded people of talent to him, and the collaboration of structural engineers, sculptors, and metalworkers was needed to carry out his ideas.Gaudi is a part of Barcelona.

His first works were designed in the style of gothic architecture and traditional Catalan architectural modes, but he soon developed his own distinct sculptural style. French architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, who promoted an evolved form of gothic architecture, proved an important influence on Gaudi. But the student surpassed the master architect and contrived highly original designs - irregular and fantastically intricate. Some of his greatest works, most notably La Sagrada Familia, have an almost hallucinatory power.

Barcelona, Spain