Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1849-1923) was a great Modernista architect working principally in Barcelona. Because of the huge promotion of Gaudí his work is often overlooked, at least on the short-term tourist trail. His work is well worth exploring, and makes an interesting, rationally based, stylistic contrast to the overtly expressionist buildings of Gaudí. More posts on Domènech to follow, but for now here are some general pieces:
- Wikipedia entry
- Barcelona Yellow Guide, short and handy
- Unesco description of Palau de la Música Catalan and Hospital de Sant Pau (both World Heritage sites)
- Article in New York Times, ‘Barcelona’s other Architect, Domènech’
- Jumping over the language barrier, a transcript of the programme on Domènech i Montaner in the series Noms is available from TV Catalunya.