Josep Maria Julol i Gibert (1879-1949)
Monumental fountain of Spain square
Baptistery and Presbytery of the Parish Church
Tower top of Sant Jaume Church
In Els Pallaresos:
Restoration of the Lloret shrine
In Vistabella (La Secuita):
Sagrat Cor Church
Josep Maria Jujol was born in Tarragona, on 16 September 1879.
In 1883 he went with his family to Gracia (a town close to Barcelona later integrated in the city).
He finished his baccalaureate studies in 1896.
Once his elementary studies were finished, he went to Barcelona to study in the Sciences Faculty and later in the Escola Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona from 1901, when Domènech i Montaner was the Director.
He was titled as architect in 1906.
In 1904 he started to work with Gaudí, never stopping his close collaboration with him until the great architect’s death in 1927, and helping him in the construction of La Pedrera, Park Güell and other works.
He was a professor of the Escola Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona from 1910. In addition to his work as architect, he also pursued very interesting side-lines as a designer and sculptor (Professor of Barcelona Escola del Treball).
The architectural work of Jujol is modest, not only in the size and characteristics of his commissioned works, but also for their small budgets (especially in comparison with the big Art Nouveau Catalan architects Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner, Puig i Cadafalch, Sagnier and others), but these are no reasons to deny his genius. In fact the contrast between the limitation of his possibilities and the richness and originality of his works is one of the most interesting aspects of Jujol’s output.
The works listed on the left hand side of this page may be regarded as his most important, but they form only a small part of the large quantity of small-scale works that he built in Catalonia, essentially around the Camp de Tarragona region.
Josep Maria Jujol died in Barcelona, on 1 May 1949.
on Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert
|Title of book||Author||Published by||Year|
introduction and Guide to the Architecture of Jujol
i Nonell, Joan
Nou Art Thor
Five Major Buildings
Dennis and others / Photos: Cuxart, Jordi
de Fomento / Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya
Ma. Jujol a Sant Joan Despí
i Albareda, Montserrat / Miserachs, Xavier
de S. Joan Despí / Corporació Metropolitana de Barcelona
Architecture of Jujol
Josep Maria (son)
Maria Jujol arquitecte 1879-1979
Ignasi and others
d’Arquitectes de Catalunya
Ignasi / Photos: Levick, Melva
Other Catalan Art Nouveau Architects
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet
Lluís Domènech i Montaner
Josep Puig i Cadafalch
Antoni Maria Gallissà i Soqué
Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert
Cèsar Martinell i Brunet
Manel Joaquim Raspall i Mallol
Joan Rubió i Bellver
Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia
Salvador Valeri i Pupurull