Antoni Gaudí Four Square Cross Photos

Antoni Gaudí, renowned architect of Barcelona, used the Four Square cross as a signature on his buildings. This cross is like a regular cross with an extra arm projecting forward and backward from the center. These original images by Jim Steinhart are arranged chronologically to help understand the evolution of Gaudi's thinking.

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Reception pavilion at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.Tower of reception pavilion with Gaudí's signature square cross on top at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.3-D cross & undulating tile roof atop Casa Batlló. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudi's four-armed cross atop at Casa Batlló. Barcelona, Spain.
Reception pavilion (1900-3) at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain. Architect: Antoni Gaudí.Tower of reception pavilion with Gaudí's signature square cross on top at Parc Güell. Barcelona, Spain.3-D cross & undulating tile roof atop Casa Batlló. Barcelona, Spain.Gaudi's four-armed cross atop at Casa Batlló. Barcelona, Spain.
Gaudi's four-armed cross atop at Casa Batlló. Barcelona, Spain.Chimney with square cross atop Casa Milà. Barcelona, Spain.Architectural model of completion plans for temple at Sagrada Familia. Barcelona, Spain.
Gaudi's four-armed cross atop at Casa Batlló. Barcelona, Spain.Chimney with square cross atop Casa Milà. Barcelona, Spain.Architectural model of completion plans for temple (light color still to be built) at Sagrada Familia. Barcelona, Spain.

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