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|Location||Barcelona, Spain map|
|Date||1905 to 1907 timeline|
|Building Type||apartment building (remodel)|
|Style||Expressionist or Art Nouveau|
|Notes||Architect sometimes referred to as "Antonio Gaudi".|
|Discussion||Casa Batllo Commentary
"Mighty pillars that appear to resemble the feet of some giant elephant are the first thing to meet the eye of the passerby from street level. The roof reminds him of a completely different animal: it is bordered by a jagged line similar to the backbone of a gigantic dinosaur. A facade extends between the two, including a number of small, elegantly curved balconies that seem to stick to the front of the house like birds' nests on the face of the cliff. The facade itself glitters in numerous colours, and small round plates that look like fish scales are let into it. There are no edges or corners here; even the walls are rounded in undulations and have in essence the feel of the smooth skin of a sea serpent about them."
Rainer Zervst. Gaudi, 1852-1926, Antoni Gaudi i Cornet Ð A Life Devoted to Architecture. Cologne: Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH & Co. KG., 1988. p162.
Sources on Casa Batllo
"", by Rachel Grossman, ArchitectureWeek No. 123, 2002.1113, pC1.1.
"", by John Pile, ArchitectureWeek No. 65, 2001.0905, pC1.1.
Donald Corner and Jenny Young. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1841.056. PCD.2260.1012.1841.058
Howard Davis. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1537.068. PCD.2260.1012.1537.067
Yukio Futgawa and Lluisa Borras. Global Architecture. Antonio Gaudi: Casa Batllo, Casa Mila. Tokyo: ADA Edita Tokyo Co., 1972. NA1313.G3F88. elevation study drawing, plate 1.
Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman. Architecture, from Prehistory to Post-Modernism. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986. photo, fig 801, p511.
Rainer Zerbst. Antoni Gaudi i Cornet: A Life Devoted to Architecture. Cologne: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1988. ISBN 3-8228-0074-0. NA1313.G3Z4713. elevation drawing of the facade, f7, p170. section drawing of the facade, f7, p170. longitudinal section drawing, f14, p170. plan drawing of attic, f13, p170. plan drawing of floors 2-4, f11, p170. plan drawing of the first floor, f10, p170.
Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.
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