Thursday, May 31, 2012

Viva Gaudí!

I used to think Frank Lloyd Wright was my favorite architect ever, but I was wrong. It's Antoni Gaudi, whose insanely beautiful Palau Guell, the private house of Gaudí's biggest patron, is now totally restored.
Gaudí's work only looks insane, but it isn't. There is gorgeous harmony, expansive space, and absolute beauty. The Guell Palace is certainly a strange house, but it is a thing of genius. It reminded me of the prints of M.C. Escher.

The incredible wrought iron doors designed by Gaudí allow you to see the street from inside but prevent you from seeing the house from outside.

The horse stables

The Guells only lived there for about 15 months, because Mrs. Guell didn't like the house.

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