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Happy 160th Birthday Antoni Gaudi!

Happy 160th Birthday Antoni Gaudi!
© Wikipedia
© Wikipedia

Antoni Gaudí (1852 -1926), the Catalán architect best known for his whimsical style and his inimitable masterpiece, the still unfinished Sagrada Familia, would have turned a ripe 160 years old today.

The Huffington Post today commemorated his memory, saying: “As an architect, Gaudi possessed a distinct vision that incorporated nature, religion and Catalan culture to create beautiful organic monuments that remain hallmarks of Spanish architecture. Attention to detail was a marked trait of his colossal churches and palaces, culminating in swirling terraces and bulging balconies that lent a whimsical touch to familiar neo-gothic and orientalist styles.”

Take a moment to remember this unique architect’s work and rediscover one of his classics, Casa Batlló.

Happy Birthday Antoni! Per molts anys Antoni!

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Happy 160th Birthday Antoni Gaudi!" 25 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/248125/happy-160th-birthday-antoni-gaudi/> ISSN 0719-8884
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