Antoni Gaudí

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Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈtɔni ɣəwˈði]; 25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) was a Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí’s works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família.

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Under the influence of neo-Gothic art and Oriental techniques, Gaudí became part of the Modernista movement which was reaching its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work transcended mainstream Modernisme, culminating in an organic style inspired by natural forms. Gaudí rarely drew detailed plans of his works, instead preferring to create them as three-dimensionalscale models and molding the details as he conceived them.

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Gaudí’s work enjoys global popularity and continuing admiration and study by architects. His masterpiece, the still-incomplete Sagrada Família, is the most-visited monument…

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The Free Port of Copenhagen is a bonded area in the northern part of Harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark. Created to consolidate Copenhagen’s position as an important maritime hub in Northern Europe, it was established in the area just north of the fortress Kastellet and later expanded northwards several times. The original grounds, now known as Søndre Frihavn (English: South Free Port), has since been released for other uses. It comprised Amerika Plads, a modern mixed-use development, America Quay, India Quay, Langelinie and Marble Pier, the four quays which bounded the harbour, and Midtermolen, a pier which divides it into an east and west basin.

The free port is now located in Nordhavnen and is part of Copenhagen Malmö Port.

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The Freeport under construction

In the middle of the 19th century, Copenhagen’s growth and the increasing industrialization made…

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Εικονική Ανάπλαση: Οίκος Γερμανικής Τέχνης ~ Virtual Reconstruction: House Of German Art ~ Virtuelle Rekonstruktion: Haus Der Deutschen Kunst…! (Extended 3D Version) [Video]

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Virtual reconstruction of the Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung (Great German art exhibition) 1937-1944 in the Haus der Deutschen Kunst (House of German art), Munich, Germany. New extended version featuring all 40 exhibition rooms.

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