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The Resource The Sagrada Família : the astonishing story of Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, Gijs van Hensbergen

The Sagrada Família : the astonishing story of Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, Gijs van Hensbergen

Label
The Sagrada Família : the astonishing story of Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece
Title
The Sagrada Família
Title remainder
the astonishing story of Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece
Statement of responsibility
Gijs van Hensbergen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Its scaffolding-cloaked spires reach up to the heavens, dominating the Barcelona skyline and drawing in millions of visitors every year. What seduces our attention is perhaps a combination: not only its almost megalomaniac ambition and architectural extravagance but the sheer longevity of its construction. Its creator, Antoni Gaudi, 'God's Architect', saw the first stone laid on 19 March 1882 and yet it is unlikely to be completed until 2026 at the very earliest. It has survived two World Wars, the ravages of the Spanish Civil War and the 'Hunger Years' of Franco's rule. It has defied the critics, the penny-pinching accountants, the conservative town-planners and the slaves to sterile modernism to witness the most momentous changes in society and history. 'The Sagrada Familia' explores the evolution of this remarkable building, working through the decades right up to the present day before looking beyond to the final stretch of its construction. It is at once a guidebook and a chronological history, and a moving and compelling study of man's aspiration towards the divine. Rich in detail, vast in scope, this is a revelatory and authoritative study of a building and its place in history and the genius that created it
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
726.64094672
Index
index present
LC call number
NA5811.B28
LC item number
V36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The Sagrada Família : the astonishing story of Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, Gijs van Hensbergen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published : Barcelona : Rosa dels Vents, 2016
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988000696
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 204 pages
Isbn
9781408854778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a897735
  • (OCoLC)988000696
Label
The Sagrada Família : the astonishing story of Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, Gijs van Hensbergen
Publication
Note
  • Originally published : Barcelona : Rosa dels Vents, 2016
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988000696
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 204 pages
Isbn
9781408854778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a897735
  • (OCoLC)988000696

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