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Casa Batlló

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1904-1906 (alteration) en_US
dc.creator Gaudí, Antoni en_US en_US 2012-12-20T15:59:40Z 2012-12-20T15:59:40Z en_US
dc.identifier 178269 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2093 en_US
dc.description Northeast elevation, detail showing sculpted sandstone; The Casa Batlló reveals Gaudí’s confidence and skill in remodelling an existing building. He added a floor to the original Neo-classical five-storey town house and clothed ground and first floors in stone in fantastic, fluid lines like an eroded outcrop of rock. This curvilinear stonework conceals the original rectangular windows within mask-like openings, which are echoed in the iron balustrades of the balconies above. The higher levels of the redesigned façade are covered in an abstract tile mosaic, and the whole undulates upwards to a parapet that is like a wavecrest and changes colour from end to end. Parapet and roof forms echo the gable that dominates the adjoining house by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, but the roof of the Casa Batlló curves in three dimensions and is covered with green ceramic tiles like the scales of a great sea monster. On the fifth floor there is also a tiny roof-garden from which a circular turret rises to break through the parapet. Inside the house, the curved forms of the stairway and its path up through the building in its skylit, blue and white ceramic-tiled stair-well add to the dynamic analogy. Source: Grove Art Online; (accessed 7/15/2010) en_US
dc.format.medium sandstone; wrought iron; glazed ceramic tile en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject decorative arts en_US
dc.subject Modernisme en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.subject Art Nouveau en_US
dc.title Casa Batlló en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-GA-CB-B12 en_US
vra.culturalContext Spanish en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype apartment house en_US
dc.contributor.display Antoni Gaudí (Spanish architect, 1852-1926) en_US

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