Mathematical Iconography in Gaudí's Cosmos

Stephen Luecking
Proceedings of Bridges 2009: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2009)
Pages 343–344 Short Papers


The architect Antonio Gaudí created visionary imagery from often profoundly mathematical forms. A sculpture in the garden of his home in Parc Guell, Barcelona, embeds the Platonic solids and uses these to represent the heavens in the same cosmographic spirit as that of Johannes Kepler in his Harmonices Mundi.