Throughout his career Gaudi made use of practical solutions that were both simplistic and functional.
Antonio Gaudi was born in Reus on June 25th in 1852. He was the son of a coppersmith from a farming family in the village of Ruidoms. The Gaudi family originally came from the south of France. The family migrated to Catalonia in the 17th century, supposedly fleeing from religious persecution (Lyons 11). Gaudi was the youngest in the family of five. Most of his childhood and adolescence was spent in Rues where he also attended his secondary schooling. It is evident, even in his early years that he was not considered to be the most devoted student. It was very apparent that he dedicated himself only to the subjects that interested him. "His academic record reveals a decided character who devoted himself to what attracted him, nonchalantly ignoring anything that, for one reason or another, failed to arouse his interest,aE (Lyons 11).
In 1973 Gaudi left his home and traveled to Barcelona where he enrolled in the Provincial School of Architecture. It was well known that Gaudi was not attached to the school or the teachers considered being the most in