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The Sagrada Familia: The Astonishing Story of Gaudi's Unfinished Masterpiece

Gijs van Hensbergen
Bloomsbury USA
Art & Architecture

One of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia is also one of the world’s most infamous buildings, having been in a state of near-completion since 1882. Gaudi scholar Van Hensbergen unveils the cathedral’s fascinating history while meditating on its significance in this loving tribute. Colm Toibin calls this book "essential reading for any visitor to Barcelona."

ISBN: 9781632867810
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Towering over Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia has famously been under construction since 1882. Yet despite its unfinished state, the cathedral draws approximately 3 million tourists each year who revel in the wild masterpiece of devotional architecture. Gaudi’s vision combines Gothic and Art Nouveau, resulting one of the most original, memorable buildings in history.
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