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The e-book undertakes a serious survey of the structure of Antoni Gaudí, drawing at the most modern educational learn and observed through documentary illustrations and a photographic essay of his paintings. the outlet chapters supply an advent to Gaudí's biography and the social and cultural context of Barcelona amidst which he constructed his impressive and unique structure. Following this his paintings is  Read more...

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Robert, who was mayor of Barcelona in 1899. During his brief period of office he took a bold stand against government demands from Madrid, which was seen by some as a centralising force trying to dominate the concerns and prosperity of Barcelona. Such was his intransigence against Madrid that war was declared on Catalonia, but was avoided by Dr. Robert’s resignation and submission to the government demands. In 1907 a monument was set up to the ex-mayor who had died in 1902. Gaudí’s contribution to it is considered by some to be the base, which is a monumental, geological form, evoking the mountains of Catalonia, which play an important role in the region’s national identity.

45 Gaudí’s Barcelona Gaudí and the Ideals of the Industrial Age I n terms of the economic aspects of this wealth, Gaudí himself made a contribution to the history of factory design in his work for Spain’s first workers’ cooperative, known as the Mataró cooperative. Inspired by the development of socialist and anarchist political and economic thought, it was run by workers to make cotton goods, and combined industrial production with education and social activities for the workers. Gaudí was a friend of one of its organisers, Salvador Pagés.

An important aspect of this commission is that it may well have resulted from connections he made through the associations of ‘excursionistas’. In any case it is certain that such activities would have fired his imagination to create these designs. Although uncertain, it is thought Gaudí also may have contributed to a permanent and explicitly political monument dedicated to Dr. Robert, who was mayor of Barcelona in 1899. During his brief period of office he took a bold stand against government demands from Madrid, which was seen by some as a centralising force trying to dominate the concerns and prosperity of Barcelona.

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