Antoni Gaudi has a reputation as monastic, mad and hermetic. But the architect of many of the buildings that define Barcelona's cityscape was mad eccentric. He was a genius inspired by his faith in nature and the divine. Picking up the same strands of eclecticism and art uveau current in fin de siecle European architecture, he transformed them into an idiom unique to himself and Barcelona to create a series of buildings as revolutionary in their engineering as they were astonishing for their spaces. For Gaudi his work was his life, and this book reveals the exuberant world and groundbreaking work of this unique figure in the history of modern architecture.
Christina Christoforou is a London-based illustrator and artist. Her publications include Whose Hair? (2010), This is Bacon (2013), and This is Leonardo da Vinci (2016). Mollie Claypool teaches at the Architectural Association and the Bartlett School of Architecture.