Josep Puig I Cadafalch (1867-1956)
Josep Puig i Cadafalch (Mataró, 1867 - Barcelona,
Josep Puig I Cadafalch Biography
(b Mataró, 15 Oct 1867; d Barcelona, 24 Dec 1956). Spanish Catalan architect, architectural historian, archaeologist and politician. He graduated from the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura, Barcelona, in 1891, afterwards working as a municipal architect in Mataró. In 1897 he began working as an independent architect in Barcelona, while also teaching at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura and writing on architectural history. His first works as an architect, the Casa Martí (1896) in Carrer de Montsió, Barcelona, and the Casa Garí (1898), El Cros, Argentona, are typical of Catalan Art Nouveau (Modernismo) in that they show a neo-medieval influence, as do his slightly later projects in Barcelona, such as the improvements (18981900) to the Casa Ametller in the Passeig de Gràcia, the Casa Macaya (1901) in the Passeig de S Joan, the Casa Serra (19037; now the main seat of the Diputació de Catalunya) on the Rambla de Catalunya, the Casa Terrades or Casa de les Punxes (19035) and the Palau Quadras (19024), both on the Avinguda Diagonal. In these Puig worked in the red brick tradition, combining it with neo-Gothic features, such as towers and galleries, and with more Mannerist features, taken from Plateresque architecture, for example on the doorframes and bay windows. This was at the time when Modernismo was at its height, usually called the pink period because of the widespread use of brickwork of that colour.Grove Art excerpts - Electronic ©2003, Oxford Art Online
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