Santi Moix Shows His Roots

When we talk about Modernisme, Gaudí’s name is usually the only name that pops into people’s minds. However, his teacher, renown Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923), had already started writing the history of the style with landmarks such as the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and the stunning Palau de la Música Catalana. Inside the…

Understanding Modern -Isms

The origins of “modernism” date from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth. Urbanisation, grueling wars fought with never-before-seen mechanical horrors, medical advancements and new conveniences brought into homes had much to do with the formation of distinct, disillusioned-yet-progressive identities in the West. There were three concepts around which the brave new world tended to…

Face To (The) Face

Postmodernism is a notoriously difficult idea to pin down; sometimes it feels like the best you can do when asked for any kind of definition is to roll your eyes and say how tricky it is to get to get to grips with, thus proving how well you understand the complexity of the subject. The…