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|Antoni Gaudí Cornet|
Gaudí in 1878, by Pau Audouard
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|Name||Antoni Gaudí Cornet|
|Birth date||25 June 1852|
|Birth place||Reus or Riudoms, Catalonia, Spain|
|Date of death||10 June 1926(aged 73)|
|Place of death||Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|
|Buildings||Sagrada Família, Casa Milà,
|Projects||Park Güell, Church of Colònia Güell|
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) was a Spanish architect. He was born in Reus, in Catalonia, and became a leader of Catalan modernism. Gaudí's works are in his own distinctive style. Most are in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, especially his greatest work, the Sagrada Família.
Between 1984 and 2005, seven of his works were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The seven works were: the Park Güell, the Palau Güell and the Casa Milà; the Nativity facade, the crypt and the apse of the Sagrada Família, the Casa Vicens and the Casa Batlló in Barcelona, and the crypt of the Colònia Güell in Santa Coloma de Cervelló.
His work had an organic style inspired by nature. Gaudí rarely drew detailed plans of his works, instead preferring to create them as three-dimensional scale models and molding the details as he was conceiving them.
|Cemetery gate (1875)||Quay-side building (1876)||Fountain in Plaça Catalunya (1877)||University assembly hall (1877)|
|Early post-graduate works|
|Lampposts||Girossi newsstands||Esteban Comella display||Gibert Pharmacy|
|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|
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