A Word from Gaudi ...
is anything useless, not being worth, not having a price. There
is anybody useless; what matters is to use them for the purpose
they are fitting"
Issue 22, Summer
The Gaudi & Barcelona Club wishes you nice holidays!!!
2.- THE MISTERY CASE OF THE VANISHED STREET-LAMP...
3.- GUITAR CONCERTS IN BARCELONA AND GIRONA
4.- LINKS OF INTEREST
The Vatican opens officially the beatifying process of Gaudi
The casa Batllo, mortgaged
Daniel Giralt-Miracle, the Gaudi Year 2002 comissary, awarded
with the National Culture Prize of of Design
6.- GAUDINIAN AGENDA: Inauguration of an exhibition
about Gaudi in Sankt Petersburg
7.- THE SYMBOLOGY IN THE SAGRADA FAMILIA
8.- COMING UP
HIGHLIGHTS: HAPPY AND GAUDINIAN HOLIDAYS!!!
All the Gaudi &
Barcelona Club team wishes you nice holidays.
If you find any work
of Gaudi, or having its style, don’t forget your Club, and
send us your photos and/or comments!! We shall publish them in
THE MISTERY CASE OF THE VANISHED STREET-LAMP... SOLVED!!
When the news of the vanishing was known, the Club sent their
sagacious photographers to the scenery of the crime; a sad stone
pedestal marked the place of the fact, but no other clue so as
to go on with the research was found. The Club got going. We asked
to and fro, but nobody seemed to be aware about the condition
of the victim, so it headed its steps towards the Town Hall. There,
after some fruitless phone calls, they informed us that the street
lamp, gravely damaged, was being repaired in a workshop in Palau
de Plegamans, out of Barcelona. We hope to get photographs of
the regrettable state in which it remained.
After eight months
of patient wait, when we were discussing the suitability of undertaking
more emphatic actions, a phone call startled us. Xavier Pigrau,
the architect of the Architecture Department of the Barcelona
Town Hall, told us that the street lamp was again in its original
place, although unpainted.
It is a pity that those
Pla de Palau street lamps, like the Plaza Reial ones, are so unnoticed
for all the people visiting Barcelona, and that few of them will
know who designed them.
Do you want to know
Read the press note.
GUITAR CONCERTS IN BARCELONA AND GIRONA
The prestigious musician
Manuel González, a member of the Club, evokes the musical
landscapes of Gaudi in a cycle of guitar concerts. Bearing the
title “The guitar and romanesque art”, González
plays this Summer an interesting program in Barcelona and Girona.
An Offer for the Gaudi
& Barcelona Club members: 2 tickets for the cost of 1, when
purchasing them in the ticket office.
Manuel González, an internationally renowned guitar player,
has offered himself to make concerts anywhere in the world. Do
you want to organise it? Do you know anybody willing to do so?
You only have to send us an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LINKS OF INTEREST:
Mary Ann Sullivan, from the Bluffton College, has more than 9000
images of monuments all around the world, without discarding Gaudi
The Vatican opens officially
process of Gaudi.
The casa Batllò,
National Prize of Culture
We congratulate our friend Daniel, who has got this honour for
his comissaryship of the “Gaudi. Art i disseny” exhibition,
an excellent one, in which the pioneering role of the architect
in many of his artistic features was vindicated. And also for
his active role as the comissary of the Gaudi Year 2002, the150th
anniversary of the illustrious architect birth.
This is the first time that a specific prize devoted to design
The opening of an exhibition
about Gaudi in Sankt Petersburg.
THE SYMBOLOGY IN THE SAGRADA FAMILIA
An animal that needs
humidity, it announces rain, almost in a prophetic way, and it
has the faculty of avoiding the mishaps which come to it by jumping
Flying and gliding
majestically with its enormous wings and being suitably distanced
from everything being earthly, there on the high, it only dives
to attack accurately its preys. It represents the divine help,
which is in heaven only intervening, when necessary, on the human
THE EXHIBITION OF YOUR WORKS IN THE SAGRADA FAMILIA
We remind you we are preparing the great international exhibition
for the members of the Gaudi & Barcelona Club together with
the Sagrada Familia.
The exhibition rules:
- - You must send
us the information with photos, if possible, of what you have
done related with Gaudi
- - Closing date to
submit works: the 31st of August
- - In the first fortnight
of September the selection of the works to be exposed shall
be made: photos, pictures, sculptures, “trencadis”,
pieces of furniture, stained glass windows, buildings, music,
etc. It is an open space to the creativeness and inventiveness
of our worldly members.
- - Once you have
been selected, you shall be given the bases to take part in
the exhibition, which will last from October till December in
the very Sagrada Familia Temple.
- - We shall attend
all your consults you like to make us till the 31st of August
- - We cheer you to
take part in it, gaudinist!!!
Thank you for staying with us. Goodbye, until the next issue of
the Gaudí News
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