Gaudi: A Biography

3.55 avg rating
( 172 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780006548782: Gaudi: A Biography

The first critical biography of one of the twentieth century’s greatest architects

At the time of his death in 1926, Antoni Gaudi was arguably the most famous architect in the world. He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, that were as exotic as they were outrageous. A precurser to the other great Catalan artists Picasso, Dali and Bunuel, Gaudi created dramatically original and daring art that was to surpass and reinvent all that had gone before.

Gijs van Hensbergen’s book is a masterly biography, capturing both the power and importance of Gaudi’s work and the unique spirit of Catalan culture. In life and in death, Gaudi lived by extravagant gestures and a creativity that bordered on madness. Even his legendary death under a tram as he stepped back to admire his cathedral in Barcelona has the hint of absurdity and poetry.

Today, Gaudi has become an icon of artistic integrity and genius, for religious piety and for unstinting love for his homeland, Catalonia.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

‘This book is written with immense sympathy and understanding for Gaudí himself and his work, but also for the cultural and political background. In its scope and ambition, its clarity and its feeling for the period and the personality, this book is the most definitive book on Gaudí which has yet been produced.’ Colm Toibin

'It is rare for the biography of an architect to be so human and so humorous. Gijs van Hensbergen has managed to recreate in his book that same combination of playfulness and seriousness which characterises Gaudí, and Barcelona. His infectious enthusiasm is conveyed through vibrant and witty prose. Altogether a delight.' Paul Preston

The Guardian:

"at the end of it I felt like jumping on a jet to Barcelona once again, imagination at full stretch, rosary in hand"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hensbergen, Gijs Van
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0006548784 ISBN 13: 9780006548782
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The first critical biography of one of the twentieth century s greatest architects At the time of his death in 1926, Antoni Gaudi was arguably the most famous architect in the world. He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, that were as exotic as they were outrageous. A precurser to the other great Catalan artists Picasso, Dali and Bunuel, Gaudi created dramatically original and daring art that was to surpass and reinvent all that had gone before. Gijs van Hensbergen s book is a masterly biography, capturing both the power and importance of Gaudi s work and the unique spirit of Catalan culture. In life and in death, Gaudi lived by extravagant gestures and a creativity that bordered on madness. Even his legendary death under a tram as he stepped back to admire his cathedral in Barcelona has the hint of absurdity and poetry. Today, Gaudi has become an icon of artistic integrity and genius, for religious piety and for unstinting love for his homeland, Catalonia. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780006548782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hensbergen, Gijs Van
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2002)
ISBN 10: 0006548784 ISBN 13: 9780006548782
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2002. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FC-9780006548782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hensbergen, Gijs Van
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0006548784 ISBN 13: 9780006548782
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Gaudi, Gijs van Hensbergen, The first critical biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest architects At the time of his death in 1926, Antoni Gaudi was arguably the most famous architect in the world. He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, that were as exotic as they were outrageous. A precurser to the other great Catalan artists Picasso, Dali and Bunuel, Gaudi created dramatically original and daring art that was to surpass and reinvent all that had gone before. Gijs van Hensbergen's book is a masterly biography, capturing both the power and importance of Gaudi's work and the unique spirit of Catalan culture. In life and in death, Gaudi lived by extravagant gestures and a creativity that bordered on madness. Even his legendary death under a tram as he stepped back to admire his cathedral in Barcelona has the hint of absurdity and poetry. Today, Gaudi has become an icon of artistic integrity and genius, for religious piety and for unstinting love for his homeland, Catalonia. Bookseller Inventory # B9780006548782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hensbergen, Gijs Van
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 0006548784 ISBN 13: 9780006548782
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 192 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The first critical biography of one of the twentieth century s greatest architects At the time of his death in 1926, Antoni Gaudi was arguably the most famous architect in the world. He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, that were as exotic as they were outrageous. A precurser to the other great Catalan artists Picasso, Dali and Bunuel, Gaudi created dramatically original and daring art that was to surpass and reinvent all that had gone before. Gijs van Hensbergen s book is a masterly biography, capturing both the power and importance of Gaudi s work and the unique spirit of Catalan culture. In life and in death, Gaudi lived by extravagant gestures and a creativity that bordered on madness. Even his legendary death under a tram as he stepped back to admire his cathedral in Barcelona has the hint of absurdity and poetry. Today, Gaudi has become an icon of artistic integrity and genius, for religious piety and for unstinting love for his homeland, Catalonia. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780006548782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Hensbergen, Gijs Van
ISBN 10: 0006548784 ISBN 13: 9780006548782
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800065487820000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hensbergen, Gijs Van
Published by HarperCollins (2002)
ISBN 10: 0006548784 ISBN 13: 9780006548782
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2002. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0006548784. Bookseller Inventory # ST0006548784

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hensbergen, Gijs Van
Published by HarperCollins 2002-11-04|NU-GRD-00535666 (2002)
ISBN 10: 0006548784 ISBN 13: 9780006548782
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins 2002-11-04|NU-GRD-00535666, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 9780006548782. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00535666

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.49
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Hensbergen, Gijs Van
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 2002-11-04, London (2002)
ISBN 10: 0006548784 ISBN 13: 9780006548782
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers 2002-11-04, London, 2002. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780006548782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hensbergen, Gijs Van
ISBN 10: 0006548784 ISBN 13: 9780006548782
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; The first critical biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest architects At the time of his death in 1926, Antoni Gaudi was arguably the most famous architect in the world. He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, that were as exotic a. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780006548782_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Hensbergen, Gijs Van
Published by HarperCollins (2002)
ISBN 10: 0006548784 ISBN 13: 9780006548782
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2002. Book Condition: New. The first critical biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest architects Num Pages: 408 pages, Illustrations, maps, plans. BIC Classification: 1DSE; AMB; BG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 26. Weight in Grams: 294. . 2002. New ed. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780006548782

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book