Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lluís Domènech i Montaner

When I lived in Barcelona, (ahhh, the nostalgia) I lived just down a pedestrian street from the incredible Palau de La Musica. This moderniste marvel was constructed by a lesser sung hero of Catalan architecture (in the shadow of another Art Nouveau giant, Gaudi).

The Palau is so ornate it is almost blinding. These photos don't even do it justice.

He also designed and began to build the fanciful, fairy-tale Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona which has recently been redesignated, along with the Palau, as a UNESCO world heritage site. 

Lluís Domènech i Montaner is a true visionary.

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