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SALVADOR VALERI I PUPURULL    (1873-1954)

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Sources and additional information:  Bibliography   Other Art Nouveau Catalan Architects   Ruta del Modernisme
 
Works:

In Barcelona:
Comalat House
(1906 - 1911
Espona
House (1915)
Llaudet House
(1915)
Ramon Casas House
(1899)

Camèlies Street, 5 & 7 Houses
Villa Sant Jordi
(1908) 

In L'Ametlla del Vallès: 
Sindreu House 

In Igualada: 
Cíclop Factory
(1944) 

In El Papiol: 
Bou House
(1914)

In Sant Andreu de la Barca: 
Casino
(1924)

In Sant Esteve Sesrovires: 
Cellars

In Sant Vicenç del Horts: 
Gensana House
Prats Factory

Portrait of Salvador Valeri i Pupurull

Biography:
Born in Barcelona in 1873.
Valeri studied at the Polytechnical School of Madrid and the School of Architecture of Barcelona, where he obtained the degree of architect in 1899.
His work is characterized by spectacular façades of undulating design, following the criteri common to Art Nouveau, complete with exuberant sculptural decoration with vegetal formd in a variety of designs.
Some of Valeri i Pupurull's buildings also have great ceramic friezes in very imaginative forms which often break with any previous architectonic design.
In addition to the residential work he constructed in Barcelona and its surroundings, he also built a Casino in Sant Andreu de la Barca (Baix Llobregat), some cellars in Sant Esteve Sesrovires and the Cíclop Factory in Igualada (Anoia).
His most spectacular work is perhaps the Comalat House built between 1906 and 1911 in Barcelona, following the structure with two separated façades of a very peculiar differences in their respective styles as  the Palau of the Baró de Quadras by the architect Puig i Cadafalch which is located in front of it in the same avenue. The main façade also has a solemn Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau) based on the construction in stone but with a sober stone color, the back façade presents a slight aspect with abundant and original ceramic colorist decoration .
Valeri belongs to the second generation of modernist architects in which prestigious architects like Muncunill - author of the Masia Freixa in Terrassa (Vallès Occidental) - are also included.
Salvador Valeri i Pupurull died in Barcelona in 1954.

 
 
Correction of English text by Gary Nisbet
 
Images:

Comalat House:
Views on main façade

Valeri  Comalat House  Main façade Valeri  Comalat House  Top Valeri  Comalat House  Ground floor Valeri  Comalat House  Window on mezzanine

Views on back façade

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Ceramic decoration on back façade

Valeri  Comalat House  Ceramic decoration on back mezzanine Valeri  Comalat House  Ceramic decoration on back mezzanine Valeri  Comalat House  Detail of Ceramic decoration Valeri  Comalat House  Detail of Ceramic decoration
 
Correction of English text by Gary Nisbet
 

Bibliography on Salvador Valeri i Pupurull

Title Author Published by Year
 Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana  Differents authors  Enciclopèdia Catalana
 Enciclopèdia Salvat Català  Differents authors  Edicions Salvat
 Barcelona Modernista  Permanyer / Levick  Edicions Polígrafa 1992
 Un passeig per la Barcelona Modernista  Permanyer / Levick  Edicions Polígrafa 1998
 
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   Bernardí Martorell i Puig   Francesc de Paula Morera i Gatell   Manel Joaquim Raspall i Mallol   Joan Rubió i Bellver   Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia   Salvador Valeri i Pupurull   and others.
 

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