- This book proposes a complete visual tour around Antoni Gaudí's great project, where design, rationalism and functionalism are combined
- It contains precise and detailed information so the reader can explore La Pedrera from every angle
- A large number of photos, drawings and infographics bring the reader closer to this monumental building, a landmark in Barcelonan modernist architecture
About the book
Popularly known as La Pedrera, Casa Milà was the last civil work of Antoni Gaudí, who, exceeding all the limits of the modernist period, drew on all his ingenuity in order to create a monumental architectonic sculpture of revolutionary design.
Built between 1906 and 1912 on Passeig de Gràcia, one of the most prestigious avenues of Barcelona, La Pedrera was in its time subject to controversy owing to its original appearance. Despite this initial incomprehension, the work –declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984– constitutes the culmination of the personal style that Gaudí had been developing in previous works. Inspired by the shapes of nature, the architect united aestheticism and functionalism in a building of innovative structure that recreates the movement of living beings.
This book dedicated to La Pedrera analyses in a detailed way the structural solutions used by Gaudí, such as the historical context of the period, the architect's relationship with the Milá family and the symbolic dimension of the building, amongst other aspects that contribute to make La Pedrera one of the most original and influential works in the history of architecture.
How is this book different to others?
The book “La Pedrera” 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 La Pedrera is essential for those who want to get to know Antoni Gaudí's work, one of the most important works in Barcelona designed by the architect.
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 La Pedrera.
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
- Weight (g): 480
- Binding: Paperback
- Size (cm): 17,5 x 19,5
- Author: Dosde Publishing
- Pages: 144
- Edition: Visual Edition