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TO SEE GAUDI ANTONIO GAUDI MASTERsee Gaudi Antonio Gaudi Master by Juan Bassegoda Nonell Gaudi A Biography by Gijs van HensbergenI approached both books with two uestions in mind 1 What about Gaudi s work could have drawn the love and admiration of the Japanese in the way it seems to do At first glance the two traditions seem to have little in common and yet in Japan there has been a tremendous Gaudi boom I first learned of his greatness only
In Japan And ThereJapan and there probably a lot information on him in Japanese than in English And 2 Which are the absolute must sees for an upcoming tripBoth books get a 55 for excellent writing I own all of van Hensbergen s w If you intend to read Gaudi A Biography by Gijs van Hensbergenthis book be sure to obtain a copy. Geous But little is nown about the shadowy figure behind the swirling vivid buildings that inspired the SurrealistsThis masterful biography brings both man and architect powerfully to life against the changing backdrop of Barcelona.
Free download Gaudi A BiographyI don t usually like biographies apparently not enough biogs About Remarkable Surrealist Visions Railing City Councils When about remarkable surrealist visions railing against city councils when f up your elephant foot column eating lettuce dipped in milk with handfuls of nutsseeds molding serpentine benches to fit people an impossible cathedral to fit heaven of course gaud was eccentricarrogantcantankerous did you expect anything else originality means going back to our origins insisted the guy who crafted a thin metal curtain from old textile mill needles made masterpieces from cracked pottery designed a ceiling to look like a seabed i felt at my most peaceful sitting in a screened porch a rooftop he built having coffee early one morning looking up at that white plaster ceiling suddenly seeing the sea This is a review of the Two Pe. At The Time Of pe. At the time of death in 1926 Antoni Gaudí was arguably the most famous architect in the world He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture which were as exotic as they were outra. ,
OfGaudi by Pere Vivas Photographer published by Triangle BooksThe Photos Are Necessary To Fully booksThe photos are necessary to fully the biographyIf you prefer only one book make it the Pere Vivas book Van Hensbergen s ambitious biography of Antoni Gaudi attempts to contextualize the social religious and political atmosphere of Barcelona and Catalan to elucidate the personality and motivations of Gaudi and his art While informative the author s focus on the nationalistic and Catholic roots of
Gaudi s designs does not go far enough in adeuately explaining the eclectic and fantastical elements of his work Gaudi liveds designs does not go far enough in adeuately explaining the eclectic and fantastical elements of his work Gaudi lived life of a fervent Catholic and Catalan nationalist in that order his eccentric style seems to serve as a sort of mental or artistic release from the traditions and structures of his daily lif. And Catalonia Gijs van Hensbergen leads us through the design and
construction of Gaudí’s most significant buildings revealing their innovation and complexityof Gaudí’s most significant buildings revealing their innovation and complexity demonstrating the growing relevance of Gaudí’s architecture toda.