by Susan B. Katz
This beautifully illustrated book does credit to Gaudi’s love of shape and his architecture. It tells the story of Guadi from his youth to his death in a straightforward manner. Young readers learn how Gaudi was unable to go to school because he could not walk freely for many years. During his early years, the young Gaudi spent time in nature and came to appreciate the forms that he saw there, especially curved lines.
Gaudi overcame his disability enough to enroll in university. When he graduated, it was thought that possibly he was a genius (or not). Gaudi became an architect with his own colorful, unique vision. His buildings, cathedral and parks are still popular attractions in Barcelona.
Budding architects may well take inspiration from this story of a man who did things his own way with vision and determination. He forever changed the face of Barcelona.
Many thanks to NetGalley and NorthSouth Books for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 07 June 2022