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Friday, June 16, 2006

Casa Amatller: Modernist Stained Glass Ceiling

Stained Glass Ceiling At Casa Amatller

This is the stained glass ceiling of Casa Amatller, a modernist house at Passeig de Gracia 41 next to Casa Batlló and Casa Lleó Morera , three buildings so different in style that their block got to be called Illa de la Discòrdia (Block of Discord). 

Built in just two years (1898-1900) by architect Puig i Cadafalch, Casa Amatller is inspired in Catalan and Central European Gothic but it is predominantly Modernist. 

Remember that Josep Puig i Cadafalch was the same architect that designed Casa de les Punxes, Casa Macaya, Casa Serra among many others. 

This picture was taken from the hall at the main entrance (visits are not allowed in the house). If you ignore my awful framing you can admire the elaborate stained glass work. 

See Picture of Casa Amatller on a Google Earth Map.

14 comments:

  1. That is a very gorgeous stained glass ceiling!

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  2. Thanks miss tango, you are always welcome

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  3. very fine work and i do like how your framed this :)

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  4. Thank you for posting this, Carlos. Two of the things I like the best together:stained glass and Modernism. I definitely have to go back to Barcelona soon, you're lucky to have these wonderful buildings there.

    And thanks for the larger photos, too. I'll try flickr as well, and see how it works.

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  5. love the style :-)I'm sure lots of people miss it and only see Casa Batllo! lastima because it's a great house too!

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  6. Hi Kris thanks for your understanding:-)
    Hi Carmen, I am glad to make you think of coming back. As to Flickr, remember that first you have to play with blogger template code, otherwise 500 won´t fit and push your sidebar down. You have to change content, main and sidebar values in pix. I can tell you if you want me too or you can read my code I guess.
    Hi Marjorie, you are right, Casa Batlló makes tourists frequently neglect Casa Amatller. It's like fashion and brands.
    Gracias Cynthia!!-)

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  7. such fine details...beautiful!

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  8. This is lovely. I don't usually like to compare things between art forms ("This painting is like a symphony" or "This sonata paints a pciture" or "This photograph is painterly") but my first thought when I looked at this was "It looks like embroidery."

    Whatever. It's a beautiful image.

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  9. It is beautiful, and you did a great job capturing that beauty.

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  10. Nice framing - Works well with this shot..

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  11. Wonderful glass ceiling!

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  12. Thanks for the tips,Carlos!!!!

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