Tag Archives: Antoni Gaudi

Plečnik capitals you can see

Jože Plečnik may perhaps be deemed the Antoni Gaudi of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Or vice versa. Both shifted the character of their principal cities (Barcelona in Gaudi’s case) toward a more animated, innovative and yet entirely classical character. … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Explore the world with AIA

The American Institute of Architects has announced its sponsorship of a new set of tours that even I would be happy to take. They are not the tours I would expect the AIA to host, not with its almost exclusively … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gaudi’s Manhattan tower

That Gaudi had considered erecting a New York skyscraper is not widely known. William O’Connor writes of it in “Gaudi’s Lost Manhattan Tower” for the Daily Beast. O’Connor prates absurdly of Gaudi’s modernism – more than any other major architect, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More architecture by Gaudi

My recent post “Didn’t quite get Gaudì,” criticizing a modernist supposedly won over by his architecture, has inspired me to post a few more shots of his work. Most of these are my favorites among images from Wikipedia’s list of … Continue reading

Posted in Architects, Architecture, Architecture Education, Architecture History, Art and design, Other countries, Photography, Urbanism and planning | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Didn’t quite get Gaudi

Ayesha Khan’s essay on the Spanish Catalan Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) in the Wall Street Journal, “How a Gaudi Building Won Over a Strict Minimalist,” doesn’t quite live up to the headline. It is not clear that she really likes Gaudí … Continue reading

Posted in Architects, Architecture, Architecture Education, Architecture History, Art and design, Other countries | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments