Along side the exhibition Gaudí and the Amsterdam School, Museum Het Schip published a book concerning this theme. Contributions from Catalan and Dutch experts give a unique view of Gaudí as an architect and artist. This also gives the Amsterdam School a new framework.
The fantastic works of Antoni Gaudí and the Amsterdam School still appeal to the imagination. And although the architects never met each other, they were children of the same period. They looked for beauty and individuality in a world which was becoming increasingly functional and impersonal.
At the heart of their designs are nature and its organic forms, craftsmanship and traditional materials. At the same time, though, they did not turn their backs on modernity, embracing new techniques and production processes.
This publication gives insight to the similarities and differences between the work and philosophy of Gaudí and the Amsterdam School architects. Special contributions from Spanish and Dutch scientists are collected in this book.
Concept: Aurea Cultura i Art and Museum Het Schip.
Editorial staff: Nikki Manger en Laura Lubbers.
Design: Rosa Stigter
With an introduction from Charo Sanjuán Gómez (director Aurea) and Alice Roegholt (director Museum Het Schip). Articles are written by Jan Molema (TH Delft Bouwkunde), Antoni Ramon Graells (ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture, Jordi Pomés Vives (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona) and Ton Heijdra (Museum Het Schip).
The book has 128 pages and contains a lot of old and new photographs. There is a Dutch and an English edition. Price: €20,00.
ISBN English edition: Gaudí and the Amsterdam School: 978-90-829211-1-3
ISBN Dutch edition: 978-90-829211-0-6