The Sagrada Familia

Gaudí's Heaven on Earth

Author: Gijs van Hensbergen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408854783

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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A definitive and illuminating biography of one of the most famous – and most famously unfinished – buildings in the world, the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona. Its scaffolding-cloaked spires reach up to the heavens, dominating the Barcelona skyline and drawing in millions of visitors every year. What seduces our attention is perhaps a combination: not only its almost megalomaniac ambition and architectural extravagance but the sheer longevity of its construction. Its creator, Antoni Gaudí, 'God's Architect', saw the first stone laid on 19 March 1882 and yet it is unlikely to be completed until 2026 at the very earliest. It has survived two World Wars, the ravages of the Spanish Civil War and the 'Hunger Years' of Franco's rule. It has defied the critics, the penny-pinching accountants, the conservative town-planners and the slaves to sterile modernism to witness the most momentous changes in society and history. The Sagrada Familia explores the evolution of this remarkable building, working through the decades right up to the present day before looking beyond to the final stretch of its construction. It is at once a guidebook and a chronological history, and a moving and compelling study of man's aspiration towards the divine. Rich in detail, vast in scope, this is a revelatory and authoritative study of a building and its place in history and the genius that created it.
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The Sagrada Familia

Gaudí's Heaven on Earth

Author: Gijs van Hensbergen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408854778

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Page: 224

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A definitive and illuminating biography of one of the most famous - and most famously unfinished - buildings in the world, the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona.Its scaffolding-cloaked spires reach up to the heavens, dominating the Barcelona skyline and drawing in millions of visitors every year. What seduces our attention is perhaps a combination: not only its almost megalomaniac ambition and architectural extravagance but the sheer longevity of its construction.Its creator, Antoni Gaud�, 'God's Architect', saw the first stone laid on 19 March 1882 and yet it is unlikely to be completed until 2026 at the very earliest. It has survived two World Wars, the ravages of the Spanish Civil War and the 'Hunger Years' of Franco's rule. It has defied the critics, the penny-pinching accountants, the conservative town-planners and the slaves to sterile modernism to witness the most momentous changes in society and history.The Sagrada Familia explores the evolution of this remarkable building, working through the decades right up to the present day before looking beyond to the final stretch of its construction. It is at once a guidebook and a chronological history, and a moving and compelling study of man's aspiration towards the divine.Rich in detail, vast in scope, this is a revelatory and authoritative study of a building and its place in history and the genius that created it.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Europe

Author: DK Travel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241301386

Category: Travel

Page: 760

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Europe will lead you straight to the best this diverse continent has on offer. The fully updated ebook includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns, from the majestic peaks of the Alps to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Europe includes information on the culture, history, architecture, and art of the continent, in addition to the best of Europe's gardens, beaches, cathedrals, castles, and shopping. DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover Europe your way, whether you want to explore the luscious green landscape of Ireland, laze on a beach in Greece, or both! Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
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World Film Locations: Barcelona

Author: Helio San Miguel,Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783200251

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Barcelona is one of the world's most beautiful cities. A permanent showcase of the work of acclaimed architect Antoni Gaudí, it also has a long and rich cinematic legacy. Great directors from all over the world--among them Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar, and Michelangelo Antonioni--have set their films there. World Film Locations: Barcelona is the first book of its kind to explore the rich cinematic history of this seductive Catalonian city. The illuminating essays collected here cover essential themes of the city's cinematic history, including the origins of cinema in Barcelona; the role of Ciutat Vella (old quarter) as a film set; the influential Barcelona School of the 1960s; the film presence of Gaudí and his work; changing attitudes and urban renewal before and after the 1992 Olympics; and the emergence of a new generation of female filmmakers that have made Barcelona the center of their cinematic explorations. This book will be a welcome addition to the libraries of anyone enchanted by the beauty of Barcelona, whether in person on the big screen.
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The History of Architecture

Author: Gaynor Aaltonen

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1782127976

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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This book takes a bird's eye view of architecture in time, and explores the different ways architects have responded to civilizations, giving them the buildings and cities they deserve.
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The Chickens Fight Back

Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases that Jump From Animals to Humans

Author: David Waltner-Toews

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553652703

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Emerging diseases like mad cow, SARS, and avian flu are — for the moment, at least — far more prevalent in animals than in humans. Still, the knowledge that measles, TB, and smallpox were at one time "emerging" diseases that eventually made a permanent, and quite deadly, jump to humans gives epidemiologists pause. The Chickens Fight Back examines the various groups of animal diseases, explains what attracts them to the human population — from food to sex to living conditions — and offers suggestions for keeping them at bay. It also points out that diseases must be looked at from an ecological, cultural, and economic point of view as well as from a biological standpoint. Cooking meat till its well done and slathering on insect repellent for a hike in the woods are effective preventative measures, but as David Waltner-Toews notes, it's more important to fundamentally rethink humankind's place in the world.
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Art nouveau

painting, sculpture, jewelry, architecture, glass

Author: Nathaniel Harris

Publisher: Bookthrift Co

ISBN: 9780671089054

Category: Art

Page: 206

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Barcelona, Then & Now

Author: José Soler

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781592236572

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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A trip to Barcelona, Spain, is not soon forgotten. The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is known for its remarkable architecture, glorious strolls down Las Ramblas, fantastic food, political unrest, and a history that dates back to the arrival of the Romans in the first century before Christ. Pop open a bottle of cava, and enjoy time traveling at its best in Spain's second largest city with Barcelona Then and Now. * Seventy pairs of photographs illustrate then-and-now images of beautiful, historic Barcelona. * Explore the Barri Gotic, the old city's Gothic Quarter, and you'll notice how the narrow cobbled streets where Picasso and Joan Mir� once lived have -- and haven't -- changed with time. * Discover the astounding architectural gifts of Antoni Gaud� as they were then, and as they are today; see Parc Guell, Batllo House and his still unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. * Visit the Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona's famous food market, and you'll notice it's still a vital part of the city's everyday life.
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