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The Art Nouveau Movement began in the early 1890s as a reaction against the technologies of the industrial age Free-flowing curved biomorphic forms gave inspiration to the architects of Art Nouveau While technology played a significant role in the influence of most twentieth century architects Antoni Gauds influence was that of the natural world His works are a reflection of the ideals of the Art Nouveau movement His genius is expressed through his mastery of capturing movement and organic shapes However one would not view Gauds works as white noise among Art Nouveau architecture quite the contrary Although he is categorized with the Art Nouveau style of architecture he is in a category unto himself Gaud established an individual style of architecture that was incredibly unique not only in his time but in modern day architecture as well Antoni Gaud was the mastermind behind some of Spains most remarkable buildings Among them are Casa Mil 1906-1910 and the awe-inspiring La Sagrada Fam 1883-1926 which remains unfinished to this day While Le Corbusier was building machines to be lived in Gaud was building sculptures to be lived in Because Gaud worked from detailed drawings of his ideas versus technical plans his works embody the essence of sculpture Located at 92 Passeig de Gr in Barcelona is Gauds Casa Mil a six-story apartment building arranged around two connected courtyards At first glance one would be astonished by the shear presence of the Casa Milaacute Without reinforcing walls brick and stone pillars in combination with iron girders are the sole support of Casa Mil while simple metal tie rods keep the faccedilade attached Gaud used parabolic or Catalan arches to vault the roof atop the building which can be seen in the uppermost story Casa Milaacute reflects a somewhat dreamlike surrealistic quality Its undulating stone faccedilade captures a sort of underwater fluidity an almost lava-like appearance Mower 1977 p64 The ornate ironwork on the balconies is reminiscent of
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