A Manifestation of Character

What I saw in Barcelona – Gaudí – was the work of such strength, such faith, of an extraordinary technical capacity, manifested during a whole life of genius; of a man who carved the stones before his eyes in well thought out pattern.

Gaudí’s Casa Milà, Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

Gaudí is the ‘builder’ of the turn of the century, a man adept with stone, iron and brick. His glory is seen today in his country.

Gaudí’s Park Güell, Carrer d’Olot, 13, 08024 Barcelona, Spain

Gaudí was a great artist; only those who move the sensitive hearts of gentle people remain.

Gaudí’s Park Güell, Carrer d’Olot, 13, 08024 Barcelona, Spain

But they are mistreated in the course of their lives, misunderstood or accused of sin toward the mode of the day. Architecture’s significance is shown when there dominates evidence of lofty intentions that triumph over all the problems in the line of fire (structure, economy, technique, utility).

Gaudí’s Casa Milà, Passeig de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

Thanks to interior preparation, architecture is the fruit of character – just that, a manifestation of character.

Le Corbusier on Gaudí

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