|Mollie Claypool. Christina Christoforou, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||80 / 2017|
"Nothing is art if it does not come from nature," wrote Antoni Gaudí, and his organic architecture—at once revolutionary in its engineering and astonishing in its form—indeed seems to emulate living things. Even his teachers could not decide if young Gaudí was a genius or a madman, yet his buildings became a defining part of Barcelona's cityscape and his influence continues to be felt today, as the fantastic Basilica of the Sagrada Família nears completion some 100 years after his death. Illustrated with evocative ink and watercolor drawings by Christina Christoforou as well as reproductions of art, this career biography reveals the exuberant world of this unique figure in modern architecture.