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Antonio Gaudi Hugh Ellwood Wednesday 11 September 2019

Antonio Gaudi

In the city of Barcelona at the end of the 19th century an astonishing genius produced forms of architecture unique to Catalonia.  Widely regarded in Barcelona he was known to the rest of the world for his design of the cathedral of La Sagrada Familia.  Qualifying as an architect in 1875, he built a succession of town houses and estates for several wealthy industrialists.  He took over the design of the Sagrada Familia cathedral and worked on this until his death in 1926.  His designs covered everything from the building to the last detail of furniture and his intuitive feeling for structure produced some astonishing work.'

 

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Hugh Ellwood
Studied philosophy in Rome, followed by a degree in architecture at the University of Manchester. Previously an architect partner with Building Design Partnership, the largest multi-discipline design organisation in the UK, and was for some years an external examiner in architecture at the University of Manchester. For several years was a visiting lecturer in the history of art and architecture at the University of Central Lancashire. A watercolourist, and has also lectured extensively to various societies and organisations, including cruises, on art and architecture.