The Sagrada Familia

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A universal icon of the city of Barcelona, the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is the most important and ambitious work of Antoni Gaudí, considered one of the major exponents of Catalan modernist architecture. Well-versed in religious themes, Gaudí devoted 43 years of his life to the construction of the Temple of the Sagrada Familia, which was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2005 due to its great artistic and symbolic value.

 

In 1882, when construction work commenced on Sagrada Familia, the temple's architect was Francisco de Paula del Villar, who designed a neo-Gothic style building in line with historicist trends of the period. One year after work started on the temple, with the arrival of Gaudí, the project changed completely and the Sagrada Familia had a complete change in direction. The Catalan architect set about overcoming the limitations of the gothic style with the aim to create the perfect temple, incorporating revolutionary architectonic solutions to the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia that were inspired by nature. Devised as a symbol link between heaven and earth, the temple would finish up reuniting all the construction solutions that the architect of the Sagrada Familia had developed throughout his long career.

 

Inseparable from the figure of Gaudí, the history of the Sagrada Familia is about Christianity, given that the architect imagined the temple as an enormous stone bible. Each façade of the Sagrada Familia is dedicated to the most significant periods of Jesus Christ's life: the Nativity, the Passion and the Glory. As for the Sagrada Familia's interior, it is devoted to the exaltation of the Universal Church. Likewise, the columns of the Sagrada Familia generate an atmosphere that is ideal for withdrawal and meditation, converting the temple into a great mystical forest.

 

Today there are very few who don't know who designed the Sagrada Familia as Gaudí's fame has spread throughout the world. Every year, millions of people visit the basilica, converted into one of the great landmarks of the history of architecture.

 

The books on the Sagrada Familia published by Dosde Publishing unveil the temple in its entirety from its very beginnings, carrying out a detailed artistic and architectonic analysis. Never before have you seen this work so complete and detailed as portrayed by our books on the Sagrada Familia.

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