... and so many people loved it, there was more and more of it built, and the man became famous. And even though he died in 1926, one of his projects was just finished in this decade of this century! (2010) It was a VERY ambitious project, an entire cathedral done in this insanely intricate way.
The thing I don't get about Gaudí is this: If his work is so well loved, so famous, so appealing to so many people, why do we continue to allow things like the 80s shit-a-brick style of design and construction happen? We clearly know better!