The Caprice - Villa Quijano

A house with influences from Moorish architecture and Oriental art

The Caprice - Villa Quijano

  • Its more than 180 photographs show in detail the interior and exterior of this unique building, considered to be Antoni Gaudí's most eclectic work
  • It includes a large quantity of information that covers the structure of the Caprice as well as the original decorative details of its rooms
  • The 3D illustrations exclusively carried out for this book allow for a complete tour around each one of the nooks and crannies of the Caprice

About the book

Located in the Cantabrian town of Comillas, on the north Spanish coast, Villa Quijano –popularly known as El Capricho– was one of the first works of architect Antoni Gaudí, who, demonstrating his extraordinary capacity for creativity, designed a building packed with colour and fantasy.

Constructed between 1883 and 1885, commissioned by the lawyer Máximo Diaz de Quijano, the Caprice was designed influenced by Oriental and Arabian art, styles that marked Gaudí's early period. In a daring formal exercise, the architect combined a large variety of materials in order to create the ornamental details of the building, distinguished for their dynamism and chromatic wealth.

The book published by Dosde covers all the aspects related to the origins and the construction process of Villa Quijano, at the same time as it offers a detailed analysis of the symbolic elements and the architectonic innovations that have converted the Caprice into one of Gaudí's most singular works.

Reviews

  • Eric Risseiguier (France)

    Eric Risseiguier (France)

    Amazing books

    Very satisfied with my purchase, thank you.

  • Michael Tailly (France)

    Michael Tailly (France)

    Exciting!

    Very detailed books, amazing with diagrams and illustrations that provide a lot of information...Perfect books!

  • André Duthil (France)

    André Duthil (France)

    Very well documented

    Your books are very well documented and prove to be very useful during my travels. If I want to find out even more detail I can consult other works, but they were of great assistance during my trip.

  • Paul Erik Ellegaard (Denmark)

    Paul Erik Ellegaard (Denmark)

    Wonderful

    The book was perfect, thank you!

  • Yukiko Hori

    Yukiko Hori

    Good book

    Very satisfied with their books, I can't fault them.

  • Irene García (Spain)

    Irene García (Spain)

    I liked it

    Great buy, thanks.

  • Carlos Sanz (Spain)

    Carlos Sanz (Spain)

    Good content

    The illustrations and infographics are very good. Very good content to get to know the Caprice better.

Book Details

How is this book different to others?
The book “The Caprice” contains an abundant number of photographs and 3D illustrations that bring the reader closer to the work, in a didactic, entertaining and very visual way.

Who is this book for?
This work on The Caprice is essential for those who want to get to know Antoni Gaudí's work, one of the most important arquitects in the world.

What's inside the book?
A beautifully produced book that includes numerous facts, pieces of information, drawings and 3D illustrations, which make it one of the most complete books that have been published to date on Antoni Gaudí's building.

What's the book like?
This book is handy and practical, great to take on any trip. Because of its plentiful information it can be continually consulted. It is made with PEFC accredited paper, which guarantees sustainable forest management and respect for the environment.

Additional Information

  • Additional Information
  • Weight (g): 323
  • Binding: Paperback with flaps
  • Size (cm): 17,5 x 19,5
  • Author: Dosde Publishing
  • Pages: 0
  • Edition: Visual Edition
  • language
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • isbn
  • 978-84-96783-75-1
  • 978-84-96783-76-8
  • 978-84-96783-77-5
  • 978-84-96783-78-2
  • 978-84-96783-79-9
  • 978-84-96783-80-5
  • 978-84-96783-93-5
  • sku
  • 20-010-00
  • 20-010-01
  • 20-010-02
  • 20-010-03
  • 20-010-04
  • 20-010-05
  • 20-010-06
Certifications
PEFC