Thursday, April 19, 2007
Revisiting the Works of Antonio Gaudi
Ever use the term 'gaudi' to describe the outfit of someone who has gone over the top with ornamentation? As all catch phrases have a history so does this one, but times have changed and the once-ridiculed works of Barcelona's famous architect Antonio Gaudi are now hailed as magnificent works of beauty.
Gaudi's buildings are hard to catergorize, borrowing from the Art Noveau fashion of the time and from the previous Gothic era, but remaining wholly different from anything before or after. What seperates them from the norm is Gaudi's attempts to model after his favorite designs found in nature.
Fellow blogger Megan Prusynski takes us on a journey through the world of Barcelona's most famous (and Green) architects in her article at Green Options.