Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), a Catalan architect known as the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism, is one of the best-known architects of the 20th century. Gaudí's works have a highly individualized, one-of-a-kind style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his main work, the church of the Sagrada Família. Even today, his playful, exuberant buildings continue to influence architects, sculptors, and designers. Perhaps most identified with the dynamic, sculptural facades found on his structures, Gaudí is respected as much for his technological innovations as for his daring style.