Die unvollendetet Kirche, ein Kunstwerk von Weltgeltung
Converted into the most popular monument of Barcelona, the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is the most ambitious and complex work by Antoni Gaudí, who wanted to surpass the limitations of gothic architecture in order to construct the perfect temple.
Gaudí dedicated 43 years of his life to the Sagrada Familia, from 1883, when he took on the commission to supervise the construction of the temple, until 1926, when he was knocked down by a tram. Because of the duration of the project he was able to incorporate all the structural innovations he had developed during his career. Likewise, each of the elements of the temple –which was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2005– contains a complex, symbolic framework, a reflection of the indepth knowledge of Christian liturgy that Gaudí acquired after several decades of intense study.
This book completely focused on the Sagrada Familia –known by some as “Gaudí's cathedral”–narrates the long history of the project, while at the same time delving into the diverse architectonic and iconographic elements designed by Gaudí, who imagined his work as a symbolic connection between heaven and earth. It is one of the numerous books about Gaudí that we have edited.
Images The basilica of Sagrada Familia
This Product was added to our catalogue on 16/09/2019.