May 2018

Antoni Gaudi and his Architecture in Barcelona

Welcome to The Arts Society Beverley
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:30
The Willerby Manor Hotel, 30 Well Lane
Willerby Hull HU10 6ER

A look at how Gaudi used his deep love of nature as a structural basis for a brand new form of architecture.

Anyone who has been to Barcelona will know the extraordinary buildings of this great Catalonian architect, who spent his life working there at the turn of the 20th century. Undulating and raking forms, coloured ceramic tiles and intricate wrought ironwork all feature in Gaudi’s highly unusual designs, which he created for patrons who were prospering at the time of Barcelona’s industrial expansion.

Gaudi's fantastical architecture can be broadly categorised under the term Art Nouveau. But Gaudi went further than his European contemporaries in developing a 'New Art': he used his deep love of nature not only as a decorative means but as a structural basis for a brand new form of architecture


Mrs Anthea Streeter

Studied the Fine and Decorative Arts in London and continued her studies at Harvard University. It was while at Harvard, where there was great enthusiasm for American design, that she became interested herself in 20th century architecture. Since returning from America she has taught on courses in Oxford and London, lectured on the Country House course in Sussex, and for several private groups around the country. Special interest in the architecture and design of 20th century.