A word from Gaudí ...
“Reflection and action respectively complement and balance each other
and must be alternated. Just like we need both legs to make steps forwards: action
Issue 29, July 2004
- HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAYS
- NEW ITEMS ON THE WEBSITE
- GAUDINIANAS NEWS
- GAUDINIAN AGENDA: EXHIBITIONS
- OUR MEMBERS’ CONTRIBUTIONS
- CAN YOU HELP US WITH YOUR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION?
- VISIT OUR ONLINE SHOP
- BOOKS FOR YOUR LIBRARY
- GAUDÍ TOURS – TRAVEL WITH US
- BARCELONA’S HEARTBEAT
- LINKS OF INTEREST
- INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ARCHITECTURE 2005
We need your opinion: Please fill in the attached questionnaire
Many of our members don’t know Barcelona neither the works of Gaudí yet and have insistently
asked us to organize an event which would allow them to travel to our city. That’s why the Gaudí & Barcelona
Club, dean in divulging the life and the work of Gaudí through the internet, is promoting the
organization of an international congress of architecture for next spring 2005, under the title Gaudí,
Modernity and Modernism.
We need your opinion. Could you please complete the attached
questionnaire? It only takes a few minutes.
As we are trying to organize an interesting and enriching congress that pleases everybody, your collaboration
is very important to us. Anything you think of is welcome:
Remarks or suggestions.
Contacts of possible patrons, sponsors or promoters. It’s very important that you provide us
with emails of friends, acquaintances, and anyone who could be interested...: email@example.com
We appreciate your help.
Thanks a lot.
We expect the congress to coincide with the International Building Exhibition Construmat’05
Barcelona, considered as the best in Europe and most important one in the world.
More information about Construmat
2. HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAYS ... IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
The Gaudí & Barcelona Club team whishes you to enjoy your free days as much as you can
and that you get charged up again. We stay with you until the month of September, when you will receive
the next Gaudí News.
HAPPY GAUDINIAN HOLIDAYS.
If you happen upon one of Gaudí’s works, any imitation or works in a similar style, or
if you hear people talk about him or Modernism, please don’t hesitate letting us know. We appreciate
any kind of collaboration. Take a picture and send it to us: we will publish it in our Members’ section firstname.lastname@example.org
3. NEW ITEMS ON THE WEB
- WINNERS OF THE II GAUDÍ PRIZE OF POETRY
AND SHORT NARRATIVE 2004
You can now already read the works of all the winners of the II Gaudí Prize of Poetry
and Short Narrative 2004:
Category of Poetry: “Antoni
Gaudí, el arquitecto de la Gloria”, by Álvaro Morales Rodríguez
Category of Short Narrative: “Gaudí,
the Gardener”, by Stephen W. Coffin
Category of Poetry: “Oda
al gran arquitecte Antoni Gaudí”, by Lluís Gassó i Carbonell
Category of Short Narrative: “La
història de l’Ernest”, by Marc Carol Fontcuberta
Category of Poetry: “Memorial
del Gran Gaudí”, by Eumelia Sanz Vaca
Category of Short Narrative: “Geometria
reglada”, by Montserrat Escartín i Gual
Category of Poetry: “La
Tortuga”, by Maria Rosa Andorrà i Llargués
Category of Short Narrative: “Más
allá de los sueños”, by Esther S. Ayuso
- STATE OF THE SAGRADA FAMILIA CONSTRUCTION
WORKS – JUNE 2004
The administrators of the Sagrada Familia Temple Building Committee believe that the construction
works of the church will be finished in 2022.
Jordi Bonet, architect director of the Sagrada Familia construction works, has
presented this month of July the report
of the progress of the temple’s construction. We have attended his presentation and taken
- GAUDINIAN MILESTONES
Joan Bassegoda has
put together a survey of all the works and projects Gaudí realized exactly
one century ago, in 1904.
4. GAUDINIAN NEWS
- CENTENARY OF THE RESTORATION OF THE MALLORCA
of the Seo of Mallorca
On June 10th 1904, Gaudí started the restoration works of the Mallorca
Last Sunday June 13th, the “Procesión del Corpus” was celebrated in order
to commemorate this centenary. The procession let us see the reproduction of the conopeo
realized in 2002 by the artist Aureli Bisbe from Mallorca. The original, designed by Gaudí in
1906, got lost. The conopeo which is 1,5 m in diameter, is the symbol of the basilica.
Together with the conopeo, Gaudí also created some other liturgy elements, such
as the tintinábulo and a folding stairs, as well as some glass stained windows.
To create these windows he put glass layers of different colors on upon each other until
got the right tone.
More information of Restoration
of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
- CASA BATLLÓ FOR THE BLIND
Casa Batlló has inaugurated a cycle of visits for the blind. With special audio guides, brochures
in Braille and scale models of the building, the visitors can get a very close idea of Casa Batlló,
the building with its waved lines that represents the Gaudinian art so well.
More information of Casa Batlló
5. GAUDINIAN AGENDA
- GAUDÍ EXHIBITION IN MEXICO
On July 8th, the exhibition “Antoni Gaudí, artista de siempre” was
inaugurated in Vera Cruz, Mexico. The show, organized by the Cátedra Gaudí and
the “Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura”, will exhibit 150 works including
sketches, drawings and unconcluded projects until September 2004.
The exhibition is presented as part of the commemorative activities of
the 485 years of the foundation of the City and Harbor Vera Cruz.
Inauguration: July 8th 2004 7 PM.
Place: Pinacoteca Diego Rivera
Street: J.J. Herrera No. 5
Opening hours: from 11 Am to 8 PM
- GAUDÍ CABINET
The Fundació Caixa Catalunya has created an itinerant Gaudí Cabinet which
exposes the most important projects of Gaudí as well as his architectonical contributions.
You can see the Gaudí Cabinet in the “Museo Comarcal de Ciencias Naturales
of Tremp” until September 12th 2004. Plaza del Vall, 13. Tremp, Lérida.
- EXHIBITION OF MODERNIST CERAMICS
Next July 22nd, the ceramics exhibition “Lluís Bru. Fragmentos de un creador” (“Luis
Bru. Fragments of a creator”) will be inaugurated in the “Museo Can Tinturé” of
Esplugues de Llobregat. For the first time the exhibition rehabilitates the role of the
mosaic in modernist architecture through the figure and work of Lluís Bru i Salelles.
Besides this temporary exhibition, the “Museo Can Tinturé” also has
a collection of more than 3.000 tiles in different styles.
Exhibition “Lluís Bru. Fragmentos de un creador” (“Luis Bru.
Fragments of a creator”)
From July 22nd to December 31st 2004
Museo Can Tinturé
C. Església, 36, 08950 ESPLUGUES DE LLOBREGAT
Phone +34 93 470 02 18 / Fax +34 93 470 02 19
- OPENING OF THE GAUDI OPERA
Next upcoming month October the Gaudi Opera, by Joan Guinjoan, will be open in the Gran Teatro
del Liceo in Barcelona.
6. OUR MEMBERS’ CONTRIBUTIONS
- Amílcar Fermín, from Venezuela, has been passionate for years now about the
Sagrada Familia Temple. He shows us four
mastership drawings of the finished basilica.
Thanks a lot, Amílcar! We whish you lots of success on your graduation!!!
And you, take advantage of your holidays and show your camera lens how to discover
Gaudinian forms, “trencadís” mosaics and modernist buildings. All the members
of the Club will appreciate it!! Send us your collaborations to email@example.com
7. CAN YOU HELP US WITH YOUR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION?
AREN’T YOU A PAYING MEMBER YET? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
- Constant update and development of the website
- Monthly publication of the Gaudí News
- Organization of the Architecture Congress “Gaudi, Modernity and Modernism”,
- Convocation of the III Gaudí Prize of Poetry and Short Narrative 2005
- Preparation of new competition
- New Gaudinian national and international exhibitions
- The itinerant macro event of one month “Actualidad de Gaudí”, with its
3 exhibitions, educative and play activities, conferences, cinema, music, for cities, autonomous
communities, countries... Contact us for more information
- Realization of a course on distance about Josep Maria Jujol
- Contacts with all the organizations that work around Gaudí and Modernism worldwide
- Search for discounts and advantages for all the members of the Club
These are some of our proposals for the next year 2004-2005. Please help us to realize them: become
a paying member of the Gaudí & Barcelona Club or find us some sponsors.
You will also benefit from advantages such as discounts on our online shop en on the cultural tours
organized by Gaudí Barcelona Tours. Tours.
8. VISIT OUR ONLINE SHOP
- We offer you some nice T-shirts with
Gaudinian motifs to enjoy the summer.
- Jigsaw puzzles for
your free time.
- Entertainment and
Tic-tac-toe, Chess games, Carts... All kind of games to spend a nice evening
- DRAGON CARD HOLDER
Take advantage of this summer and give yourself a Gaudinian guaranteed silver card holder.
An exclusive, useful and exquisite jewel.
9. BOOKS FOR YOU LIBRARY
Were you thinking of visiting some of Gaudí’s works this summer? Prepare and
document yourself before you go so that your visit gives a much better result.
In our online shop you
will find everything you need
10. GAUDÍ TOURS – TRAVEL WITH US
It’s time to travel. In Barcelona you’ll find the perfect combination: sun, beach, Gaudí and
At www.gauditours.com, the travel agency of the Gaudí & Barcelona
Club, we give you advice and organize your journey.
And remember taking pictures!! Afterwards you can send them to us and we will put them in our Members
11. BARCELONA’S HEARTBEAT
EXHIBITION IN LA PEDRERA
Until October 10th, the Pedrera houses the exhibition “El cuerpo y el
cosmos” (“The body and the cosmos”). Sculptural Art from Pre-Columbian
The exhibition shows about 200 pieces of art
from Mexican museums and archaeological districts that belong to different Pre-Colombian
cultures from 1200 B.C. until 1521.
Despite the cultural, linguistic and stylistic
diversity of these cultures, they have some elements in common that can be embraced under
the denomination of Mesoamerica, a more cultural than geographical concept...
From June 15th till October 10th 2004
Exhibition Hall of the Fundació Caixa Catalunya. La Pedrera.
From Monday till Sunday,10 AM to 8 PM. Free entrance.
THE GUITAR AND ROMANESQUE ART
The concerts of the festival in Barcelona organized by our member and friend Manuel González
keep on being very successful.
If you are in Barcelona in July or August, we can give you the program of the
concerts which are celebrated each Thursday at 9 PM in the in the Santa Maria del Pi Church (Plaça
del Pi 7, Barcelona)
Members of the Gaudí & Barcelona Club get a discount of 2x1 Entrances. Just identifying
yourself at the ticket desk.
29/ 7/ 04 CONCERT OF YOUNG INTERPRETERS:
I: Paola Requena, Murcia, Guitar
II: DUETO Bureau-Stevy, Denmark- Norway, Guitar Duet
05/ 8/ 04 Manuel González, Barcelona, Guitar
12/ 8/ 04 CONCERT OF YOUNG INTERPRETERS:
I Parte: Verònica
Navarro, Tarragona, Tiorba and Baroque Guitar
II Parte: Dueto
Garagic - Tarrús, Bosnia - Barcelona, Guitar-Flute
19/ 8/ 04 CONCERT OF YOUNG INTERPRETERS:
I Parte: Alen
Garagic, Bosnia, Guitar
Parte: Diego Castro, Chile, Guitar
26/ 8/ 04 DUO MADRIGAL – Joan Benejam, Xenia Axelroud, Mallorca-Russia
12.LINKS OF INTEREST
“Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura”
PPedro Uhart sends us the latest changes of his portal http://www.gaudidesigner.com,
about Colonia Güell, in French and English
Page about the province of Tarragona, de cradle
of Gaudí, Güell and Jujol
Recipe of the “Coca
de piñones” of Sant Joan
June 25th 2004: 152nd Anniversary of Gaudí
Many of our members have asked us for the recipe of the cake, so as to be able to make it
at home, as they could only enjoy it virtually at 12 o’ clock at night. Now you can really
taste it, if you practice your culinary skills. Prepare it whilst you think of Gaudí!
The recipe of the coca we let you see is granted by Foix de Sarrià, centenary confectioner’s
shop founded in 1886.
More information about Foix de Sarrià
Besides the qualities of its sweets and pastry, the confectioner’s Foix de Sarrià, from
the times of Gaudí, is also known because it belongs to the family of the great poet J. V. Foix
(1893-1987). Novecentist and admirer of the Vanguardias – artistic movement form the beginning
of the XX century-, this poet received a proposal for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- WE HAVEN’T FOUND THE MOVIE YET AND ARE STILL LOOKING FOR IT! PLEASE, HELP
We would like to thank all the members who are trying to find the movie or a copy of it.
“Antoni Gaudí, una visión inacabada”. (Antony Gaudí, a unachieved vision”)
Director: John Alaimo; Featured by: López Vázquez; Producer: Year: 1973
We know there are some copies on video and probably on DVD as well. Maybe somebody you know has
it at home. Could you please find it out??
We are investigating all the guidelines you gave us, but our research hasn’t been successful
up to now.
Thanks a lot for your collaboration.
- CONGRESS “GAUDÍ, MODERNITY AND MODERNISM”
We would also like to express our gratitude to everyone who has contacted us showing interest and
offering their help for the Architecture Congress of Architecture we are preparing. We have already
sent a first questionnaire to those who proposed to participate or help us. You’ll find this
questionnaire at the beginning of this Gaudí News. Please, send it to all the people who could
possibly be interested. Or send us their addresses and we will do so.
We would like to thank our member Amílcar Fermín, author of some impressing drawings
of the Sagrada Familia Temple.
And many thanks to María Fernanda Compte, administration coordinator of the Faculty of Architecture
and Design of the Catholic University of Guayaquil, Ecuador, for sending us the university’s
architecture magazine AUC, dedicated to Antoni Gaudí.
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