Spanish architect and designer Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) was an important and influential figure in the history of modern Spanish art. The use of colour, wide-ranging materials and introduction of organic forms into his constructions were an innovation in the realm of architecture. In his journal Gaudí freely expressed his own feelings on art: “The colours used in architecture have to be intense, logical and fertile.” His architectural works, both completed and incomplete, as well as his furniture designs, illustrate the importance of this philosophy. The Sagrada Familia (1882–1926) was a monumental project which eventually took over his life, remaining incomplete at the time of his death.
The Mega Square Gaudí focuses on the biography and works of this famous Spanish artist, offering intelligent insight into Gaudí’s major themes. The book will be an ideal gift, presenting an interesting and unusual artist in a small and practical format.