Antoni Gaudi was an architect from Reus, Catalonia. He is the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudi’s works have a highly individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his largest work, the church of the Sagrada Familia.
Gaudi’s work was influenced by his passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion. He considered every detail of his creations and integrated into his architecture such crafts as ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. He also introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as trencadis which used waste ceramic pieces.