Gaudi through the eyes of Arch. Vekov
Public lecture on “Gaudi in Mataro” delivered in Vidin by Assistant Professor Dr. Stancho Vekov. This is the second lecture in the series “Architecture without borders”, with which the architect born in Vidin gathers his colleagues.
Special guests of Vidin architects and specialists in related professions were Arch. Todor Boulev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Union of Architects in Bulgaria, and arch. Vanya Furnadzhieva, Secretary General of the Union. The lecture was again hosted by the State Archives in the city.
Arch. Vekov told of the iconic buildings of the great Gaudí, tracing his growth from the designed showcase for the Paris World Expo to the order of a glove manufacturer to reach the Sagrada Familia …
Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) was a Catalan architect known as the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí’s works have a highly individualized, one-of-a-kind style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his main work, the church of the Sagrada Família. Gaudi quickly goes beyond the dominant historical styles within the eclecticism of the 19th century, forever moving into the world of curved surfaces to form his own, unmistakably recognizable style.