Josep Maria Julol i Gibert (1879-1949)

by | Oct 17, 2018 | Josep Maria Julol i Gibert

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
Gamisans House -attributed-
Rovira House
S. Joan Baptista Church
Reixat (Grating)
Torre de la Creu (Casa dels ous)
Serra-Xaus Villa
Jujol Villa

In Tarragona:
Abad House
Ximenis House
Metropol Theater

In Vallmoll:
Roser Shrine

In Vistabella (La Secuita):
Sagrat Cor Church

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.

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

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