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JOSEP MARIA JUJOL I GIBERT    (1879-1949)

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On Jujol:  Biography   Works     
Sources and additional information:  Links   Bibliography   Books on Jujol   Other Catalan Art Nouveau Architects

Works:

In Barcelona:  
Planells House
Monumental fountain of Spain square

In Constantí:
Baptistery and Presbytery of the Parish Church

In Cornellà:
Can Camprubí

In Creixell:
Tower top of Sant Jaume Church

In Els Pallaresos:
Ca l'Andreu
Bofarull House
Soler House

In Montferri:
Montserrat Shrine

In Renau:
Restoration of the Lloret shrine

In Sant Joan Despí:
Can Negre  
xxxxx
Gamisans House -attributed- 
Rovira House
S. Joan Baptista Church 
Reixat (Grating)
Torre de la Creu (Casa dels ous) xxxxx
Serra-Xaus Villa
Jujol Villa 

In Tarragona: 
Abad House
Ximenis House
Metropol Theater

In Vallmoll:
Roser Shrine

In Vistabella (La Secuita):
Sagrat Cor Church  xxxxx

Jujol: Portrait

 

 

 



Life:

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.
 

Correction of English text by Gary Nisbet
 

Selected LINKS to other websites on Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert

- http://www.elbalco.com/serveis/modernisme/ct/jujol.html  Biography of Jujol 
- http://www.elbalco.com/serveis/rutes/ct/ruta13.html  Web on Església de Vistabella of Jujol   
- http://www.elbalco.com/serveis/rutes/ct/ruta14.html  Web on Santuari de Montferri of Jujol    
- http://www.xtec.es/dtbaix/catamedi/general/isf002.htm  Web with a short explanation of Jujol works in Sant Joan Despí   
- http://www.xtec.es/recursos/socials/descobrim/modernis/dossier/07_2.htm  Web on works of Jujol in Sant Joan Despí   
 

Specific Bibliography on Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert

Title of book Author Published by Year
An introduction and Guide to the Architecture of Jujol  Lumen Books 1983
Jujol Bassegoda i Nonell, Joan Editorial Nou Art Thor 1990
Jujol, Five Major Buildings Dollens, Dennis Sites-Lumen Books 1994
Jujol Dollens, Dennis and others / Photos: Cuxart, Jordi Mº de Fomento / Col.legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya 1998
Josep Ma. Jujol a Sant Joan Despí Duran i Albareda, Montserrat / Miserachs, Xavier Ajuntament de S. Joan Despí / Corporació Metropolitana de Barcelona 1987
The Architecture of Jujol Jujol, Josep Maria (son) Sites-Lumen Books 1996
Josep Maria Jujol arquitecte 1879-1979 Solà-Morales. Ignasi and others Col.legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya 1988
Jujol Solà-Morales, Ignasi / Photos: Levick, Melva Editorial Poligrafa 1990
 
Books on Jujol

 


 

 
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   and others.
 

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