Maturity and professional work

Gaudi and Eusebi G ell visiting Colonia G ell (1910).
His first projects were the street lights to the Royal Plaza, the Kiosk project unrealized day care chairs Girossi and Cooperativa Obrera Mataronense. people from all over the country come to see our are used every day by millions of students With his first major commission, Casa Vicens, Gaudi began to gain popularity, and receives commissions increasingly larger. At the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1878 presented a showcase Gaudi made for the glove Comella. The modernist design, both functional and aesthetic of that work, impressed the Catalan industrial Eusebi G ell, which in return, contact the architect to pray for several projects he had in mind. Thus began a long friendship and fruitful patronage that gave rise to some of the most outstanding works of Gaudi: Bodegas G ell, the pavilions G ell, G ell Palace, Parque G ell and the Crypt of the Colonia G ell. It is related to the Marquis de Comillas, father of Count G ell, I perform for El Capricho de Comillas.
In 1883 he agreed to take over to continue the work initiated recently Expiatorio Temple of the Sagrada Familia. Gaudi completely altered the original plan, making his work, known and admired throughout the world. Since 1915 was devoted almost entirely to this project until it died. Gaudi began to receive more and more orders, so that, working in several plays at once, had to be surrounded by a large team of professionals in all fields related to construction, in their study that many architects would form the time reach a position of renown in the industry, as Josep Maria Jujol, Joan Rubio, Cesar day care chair Martinell, Francesc Josep Francesc Folguera and Rafols. In 1885, to escape the cholera epidemic that plagued Barcelona, Gaudi step stayed in Sant Feliu de Codina, residing in the home of Francesc Ullar , thanks to that design a dining table .
Gaudi Beef exhibitor for the school equipment Universal Exposition of Barcelona (1888).
One of the events of the time for the Catalan capital, and which formed the basis for modernism was the 1888 Universal Exposition, where the main architects of the day would expose his best works. Gaudi participated with the building of the Transatlantic Company and received a commission folding chairs to restructure the Salon de Cent of Barcelona City Council, which finally took place. In the early 1890s two orders received outside Catalonia: the Episcopal Palace of Astorga and Booties House in Leon. Thus, the fame and prestige of the architect Reus was spreading throughout Spain. In 1891 I travel to Malaga and Tangier to examine the ground of a project for a Catholic Franciscan Missions, which had charged the 2 Marquis de Comillas, The draft was not made, but the towers planned for the missions he served Gaudi as a model for the towers of the Sagrada Familia.
In 1899 he joined the Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc, cutting artistic society founded in 1893 by Catholic Bishop Josep Torras i Bages and brothers Josep and Joan Llimona. Also affiliated to the Liga Espiritual de la Mare de Deu de Montserrat, Catalan club sign also Catholic. The evidence so conservative and religious character of his political thinking, linked to the defense of cultural identity of the Catalan people. Despite the apparent contradiction between the utopian folding chair ideals of his youth and his subsequent assignment to more conservative positions, the evolution be natural if we consider the profound spirituality of architects, in the words of Cesar Martinell, ‘swapped secular philanthropy by charity Christian ‘.
The beginning of the century found at Gaudi embarked on numerous projects, which is evidenced by the change of his style, becoming more personal and inspired by nature. In 1900 he received the award chairs for best building of the year by the Casa Calvet, awarded by the City of Barcelona. During the first decade of the century dealing with projects such as Casa Figueras, better known as Bellesguard, Parque G ell, urbanization project that was not successful, and the restoration of the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca, for which he made several trips to the island. Between 1904 and 1910 built the Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, two of his most emblematic works.
St. Philip Neri in the consecration of the Mass, by Joan Llimona (Church school furniture of San Felipe Neri). The countenance of St. Philip Neri corresponds to Gaudi.
Gaudi’s fame was growing, leading by example that in 1902 the painter Joan Llimona student chairs encogiese the physiognomy of Gaudi to represent St. Philip Neri in the paintings of the transept of the church of St. Philip Neri in Barcelona. That year he founded Joan Santalo, son of his friend Dr. Pere Santalo, a company specializing in wrought iron, which failed.
Since his move to Barcelona, Gaudi had often changed from home: in his student days he lived on board, usually in the Gothic Quarter area, to start your career, move to different apartments for rent in the Eixample dining chairs area.