Sagrada Família - Barcelona, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 41° 24.185 E 002° 10.415
31T E 430921 N 4583834
Quick Description: The Expiatory Church of the Sagrada Familia is Gaudi's undoubted masterpiece.
Location: Cataluña, Spain
Date Posted: 6/6/2011 9:33:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMBNH3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
Views: 45

Long Description:
The Expiatory Church of the Sagrada Familia is Gaudi's undoubted masterpiece. It charts the styles the architect evolved during his career. At the crypt level a Gothic design is used, but as the building climbs towards the sky the structure passes through an Art Nouveau stage before becoming more surreal and fanciful, finishing in four intricately carved, open-work cone-shaped spires. For all its apparent fantasy, however, the Sagrada Familia is rooted in structural principles (based on the parabolic arch) and an elaborate personal symbolism. Unfinished upon the architect's accidental death in 1926, the church is currently being completed following Gaudi's plans.

The book:
Expiatory Church of the Sagrada Família: Antoni Gaudí (Architecture in Detail)

Paperback: 60 pages
Publisher: Phaidon Press (February 1, 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0714828491


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ISBN Number: 0714828491

Author(s): Mark Burry

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