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Casa Bruno Quadros
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Like something out of an amusement park, this former umbrella shop was whimsically designed (assembled is more like it) by Josep Vilaseca in 1885. A Chinese dragon with a parasol, Egyptian balconies and galleries, and a Peking lantern all bring exotic touches that were very much in vogue at the time of the Universal Exposition of 1888. Now housing the Caixa de Sabadell bank, this prankster of a building is theoretically in keeping with Art Nouveau's eclectic playfulness, though it has never been taken very seriously as an expression of Modernisme and, consequently, is generally omitted from most studies of Art Nouveau architecture.
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