Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈtɔni ɣəwˈði]; 25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) was a Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí’s works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família.
Under the influence of neo-Gothic art and Oriental techniques, Gaudí became part of the Modernista movement which was reaching its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work transcended mainstream Modernisme, culminating in an organic style inspired by natural forms. Gaudí rarely drew detailed plans of his works, instead preferring to create them as three-dimensional scale models and molding the details as he conceived them.
Gaudí’s work enjoys global popularity and continuing admiration and study by architects. His masterpiece, the still-incomplete Sagrada Família, is the most-visited monument in Spain. Between 1984 and 2005, seven of his works were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Gaudí’s Roman Catholic faith intensified during his life and religious images appear in many of his works. This earned him the nickname “God’s Architect” and led to calls for his beatification.
|Casa Vicens (1883–88)||El Capricho (1883–85)||Güell Pavilions (1884–87)||Palau Güell (1886–88)||Compañía Trasatlántica (1888)|
|Teresian College||Episcopal Palace||Casa Botines||Bodegues Güell||Torre Bellesguard|
|Naturalist works (1898–1900)|
|Casa Calvet||Finca Miralles||Park Güell||Rosary of Montserrat|
List of Gaudí buildings
|Sagrada Familia||yes||Barcelona||1882–[Completion estimated 2026–2028]|
|El Capricho||Comillas (Cantabria)||1883–1885|
|Episcopal Palace of Astorga||Astorga (León)||1883–1913|
|Franciscan Missions in Tangier||Tangier||1892 (unbuilt)|
|Artigas Gardens||La Pobla de Lillet||1905–1906|
|Church of Colònia Güell||yes||Santa Coloma de Cervelló
|Hotel Attraction||New York City||1908 (unbuilt)|
|Sagrada Família Schools||yes||Barcelona||1909|