Antoni GaudÝ i Cornet (25 June 1852 ľ 10 June 1926) was a Spanish
from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism.
GaudÝ's works reflect an individualized and distinctive style.
Most are located in Barcelona
, including his magnum opus, the Sagrada FamÝlia.
GaudÝ's work was influenced by his passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion.
GaudÝ 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 trencadÝs which used waste ceramic pieces.