The basilica of Sagrada Familia

A temple converted into a universal work of art

The basilica of Sagrada Familia

  • It contains more than 700 pictures, including photographs, drawings, plans and illustrations, as well as a large quantity of pieces of information and curiosities
  • The content of this book analyses, section by section, the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, considered as Antoni Gaudí's major work
  • An informative, entertaining and didactic book, which includes exclusive, beautifully produced 3D illustrations

About the book

Converted into the most popular monument of Barcelona, the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is the most ambitious and complex work by Antoni Gaudí, who wanted to surpass the limitations of gothic architecture in order to construct the perfect temple.

Gaudí dedicated 43 years of his life to the Sagrada Familia, from 1883, when he took on the commission to supervise the construction of the temple, until 1926, when he was knocked down by a tram. Because of the duration of the project he was able to incorporate all the structural innovations he had developed during his career. Likewise, each of the elements of the temple –which was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2005– contains a complex, symbolic framework, a reflection of the indepth knowledge of Christian liturgy that Gaudí acquired after several decades of intense study.

This book completely focused on the Sagrada Familia –known by some as “Gaudí's cathedral”–narrates the long history of the project, while at the same time delving into the diverse architectonic and iconographic elements designed by Gaudí, who imagined his work as a symbolic connection between heaven and earth. Published by Dosde, it is one of the numerous books about Gaudí that we have edited.

Reviews

  • Ismael March

    Ismael March

    Very detailed

    I liked the photos very much and the infographics are useful and detailed.

  • Thierry Muller (France)

    Thierry Muller (France)

    Useful books

    I'm a teacher of Spanish and geographic history in an institute that prepares for the Bachibac and which has a European section. Your books are very good for preparing an art class. A perfectly balanced book, complete and useful.

  • Meritxell Iglesias (Spain)

    Meritxell Iglesias (Spain)

    Good book

    Good book on Gaudí's work, I liked it and it is very complete.

  • Germán Vallejos (Spain)

    Germán Vallejos (Spain)

    A must have

    They are books with great photographs and illustrations to view the buildings inside. They are well worth buying.

  • Francis Perea (Spain)

    Francis Perea (Spain)

    Just perfect

    The book is full of content and very good. Excellent photos, very complete infographics...Just perfect.

  • Cristina Ortega (Spain)

    Cristina Ortega (Spain)

    An absolute must read

    The book deals with the subject in great detail and includes excellent infographics and illustrations. The book is totally worth it.

  • José Gómez (Spain)

    José Gómez (Spain)

    Very complete

    A book with excellent illustrations and very complete infographics.

  • Rubén Almansa (Spain)

    Rubén Almansa (Spain)

    I liked it!

    Great illustrations and very attractive infographics.

  • Alberto Montero (Spain)

    Alberto Montero (Spain)

    High quality book

    Great detail with complete information with many interesting facts. Good information with great infographics.

  • Ángela Agudelo (Colombia)

    Ángela Agudelo (Colombia)

    Great book

    The cover really caught my attention and the book content is very complete

  • Agustín J. Herrera (Spain)

    Agustín J. Herrera (Spain)

    Excellent purchase

    A very complete and detailed book. Highly recommended!

Book Details

How is this book different to others?
The book “Sagrada Familia” 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 Sagrada Familia is essential for those who want to get to know Antoni Gaudí's work, one of the most important buildings 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 masterpiece.

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): 546
  • 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
  • Chinese
  • Catalan
  • isbn
  • 978-84-96783-95-9
  • 978-84-96783-96-6
  • 978-84-96783-97-3
  • 978-84-96783-98-0
  • 978-84-96783-99-7
  • 978-84-15818-00-7
  • 978-84-15818-01-4
  • 978-84-15818-02-1
  • 978-84-15818-03-8
  • sku
  • 20-012-00
  • 20-012-01
  • 20-012-02
  • 20-012-03
  • 20-012-04
  • 20-012-05
  • 20-012-06
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  • 20-012-08
Certifications
PEFC