A word from Gaudí
“Architects who desire to replace their lack of sense of plasticity and construction
by scientific abstraction work in vain.”
Issue 28, June 2004
- NEW ITEMS ON THE WEBSITE
- GAUDINIAN NEWS
- OUR MEMBER’S CONTRIBUTIONS
- YOUR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION CAN HELP US. HAVE YOU
BECOME A PAYING MEMBER YET?
- DO YOU LIKE CINEMA?
- VISIT OUR ONLINE SHOP
- BOOKS FOR YOUR LIBRARY
- GAUDÍ TODAY
- GAUDÍ TOURS – TRAVEL WITH US
- BARCELONA’S HEARTBEAT
- LINKS OF INTEREST
- JUNE, TWO MEMORABLE DAYS; GAUDÍ’S BIRTH AND PASSING
The month of June opens and closes Gaudí’s
life cycle. The architect was born June 25th 1852, 9.30 AM in the Camp de Tarragona -
we won’t enter the everlasting discussion between Reus or Riudoms-. Victim of a
lamentable trafic accident, he died almost 74 years later, on June 10th 1926.
- SCOOP: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ARCHITECTURE
Under the name Gaudí, Modernism and Modernity
and in collaboration with the Cátedra Gaudí of the Polytechnic University
of Catalonia, the Gaudí & Barcelona Club is organising an International Congress
of Architecture for next March 2005.
The Congress will last one week and combine theory and
practice. During two days there will be conferences and debates about architecture in
the past and in the future; the other days will used for technical visits to the main
edifices and constructions of Barcelona and its surrounding area.
The goal of the Congress Gaudí, Modernism and
Modernity is offering an opportunity to know more and debate about Gaudinism and the
latest architectonic urban trends.
We invite all our members, architects, construction engineers,
building contractors, designers and everyone with a high regard for Gaudinism, to participate
in this large-scale event which will be a real architecture festivity.
After being successful in the organization of exhibitions,
courses and concourses, we have established a new goal. All the contacts made in different
organisations and companies up until now have been positive and support the idea completely.
WE COUNT ON YOU FOR THE REALISATION OF THE CONGRESS.
Would you like to participate as a congresist?
Can you give us the addresses of people you know and who may be interested?
Do you know any possible sponsors?
We are looking forward to your ideas! Please, send us your opinion, suggestions and advice
We are looking for volunteers for the promotion, organition and development
of the event. Would you like to collaborate? In which way?
Please, write to us without hesitation.
- WINNERS OF THE II GAUDÍ PRIZE OF
POETRY AND SHORT NARRATIVE 2004
Last May 19th 2004, the Gaudí & Barcelona Club presented the
II Gaudí Prizes of Poetry and Short Narrative 2004 in the “Círculo
del Liceo” of Barcelona.
The jury decided to attribute the prizes to:
Category of Poetry: Maria Rosa Andorrà i Llargués, for “La
Category of Short Narrative: Esther S. Ayuso, for “Más allá
de los sueños”
Category of Poetry: Eumelia Sanz Vaca, for “Memorial del Gran Gaudí”
Category of Short Narrative: Montserrat Escartín i Gual, for “Geometria
Category of Poetry: Lluís Gassó i Carbonell, for “Oda al
gran arquitecte Antoni Gaudí”
Category of Short Narrative: Marc Carol Fontcuberta, for “La història
Category of Poetry: Álvaro Morales Rodríguez, for “Antoni
Gaudí, el arquitecto de la Gloria”
Category of Short Narrative: Stephen W. Coffin, for “Gaudí, the
Would you like the know more about presentation ceremony of the prizes?
Read the report.
2. NEW ITEMS ON THE WEBSITE
3. GAUDINIAN NEWS
- THE SAGRADA FAMILIA OPEN DOOR DAY
The Gaudí & Barcelona Club invited
all its members to participate in the open door day of the Sagrada Familia,
which took place last Sunday June 6th on the occasion of the Fund-raising Day.
Seizing the opportunity of this day, the Sagrada Familia also inaugurated two
Historical retrospective based on the announcement posters of the fund-raising
Teresa: las obras de amor son obras de paz - Mother Teresa: works of
love are works of peace.Photographic exhibition of Morihiro Oki reflecting the
work and daily life of the Universal Mother, Nobel Peace Prize in 1979
OPEN DOOR DAY AT THE SAGRADA FAMILIA and 50th FUND-RAISING
Sunday, June 6th 2004
Opening Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM
- THE CYCLE “THE PEDRERA BY NIGHT”
As in every summer, The Pedrera gives you the possibility to spend a nice evening, have
a drink and listen to life music on its roof, after visiting the “Espacio Gaudí”
From June 4th to August 28th 2004, every Friday and Saturday from 9h30 PM until 12h00
PM (Latest admission: 11.30 PM)
La Pedrera, Provença, 261-265
- 9th GAUDINIAN DAY
Last April 25th, the association “Amics de Gaudí –
Reus” celebrated the 9th edition of the Gaudinian Day. The assistants started
the day with a Mass, instantly followed by a visit to the “Bolsa del Coleccionista”,
where a sugar bag was presented edited in commemoration of this day, which will delight
the sugar aficionados collectors. After that, the sixth issue of the organisation’s
magazine “Gaudinisme” was announced.
4. OUR MEMBERS CONTRIBUTIONS
Conchi lives in Madrid. During her last trip
to Barcelona she visited the Pedrera and the Sagrada Familia and got enthusiastic
about the progress
of the Temple’s construction works.
Gloria Z. Segura shares with us her “small
contribution to this great artistic world we can discover behind the work
of master Gaudí”
Send us your contributions: email@example.com
5. YOUR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION
CAN HELP US.
HAVE YOU BECOME A PAYING MEMBER YET?
If you can, your fee as a paying member is FUNDAMENTAL for the development
of our association and its goals.
If you can’t, please help us to find sponsors who finance our activities,
so that we can continue and increase them.
6. DO YOU LIKE CINEMA?
We are looking for the movie “Antoni Gaudí, una visión
inacabada”, a picture about the last 48 hours of the architect.
This movie, featuring José Luis López Vázquez,
was directed by our member John Alaimo in 1960 y produced by Pedro and Juan Ballester.
The record was shown for the first time in 1972 but has disappeared and nobody seems to
have a copy, not even its own director. We would love to recover it in any format. Have
you got it? Can you give us some advice about how and where to find it? Please, contact
7. VISIT OUR ON-LINE SHOP
In our shop’s section of silk ties and leather belts, we
have incorporated belts with modernistic designs that buckle on your waste and make
you more elegant.
It’s summer time, so let our attractive jewels twinkle on your tanned skin.
8. BOOKS FOR YOUR LIBRARY
An interesting historical document including 135 postcards of
works of Gaudí from the time he was alive. In Spanish, English and French.
New volume dedicated to the genius surrealistic painter whose
centenary is celebrated this year. In Catalan.
9. GAUDÍ TODAY
The most recent news from the world about our illustrious architect:
10. GAUDI TOURS – TRAVEL
More helicopter services
Would you like to go to Ibiza, fly to Andorra or see the Montserrat from the sky?
Just contact our travel
agency “Gaudí Tours”.
Holidays, Gaudí, Modernism, Beaches and Mediterranean Gastronomy
You find it all in one in Mallorca. Check it out
Visit all our tourist
11. BARCELONA’S HEARTBEAT
21st SPECTACLE MARATHON
200 companies and artists in two nights; this is the great proposal of the la “Maratón
del Espectáculo”, which took place during the nights of the 4th and 5th
of June in Barcelona. The great festivity of arts celebrates this year its 21st edition
and proposes an interesting program with all kind of theatre genres.
Many artists from several origins, trends and disciplines create a real platform of
art showing a 10 minutes fragment of their performances to programmers, press and
public. Besides, this year the number of spaces is higher than before: to the traditional
“Ciutat del Teatre - Mercat de les Flors” have been added the “Teatre
Lliure”, the “Plaza Margarita Xirgu” and the “Institut del
21st SPECTACLE MARATHON
Date: 4th and 5th of June 2004
Time: As from 8h30 PM
Place: “La Ciutat del Teatre - Mercat
de les Flors”, “Teatre Lliure”, “Plaça Margarita
“Institut del Teatre”.
Entrance: 1 day - 11 euro; 2 days - 15 euro
All members of the Gaudí & Barcelona Club can get a discount of 25% on
the entrance. Don’t go to the ticket desk but to the foyer of the “Teatre
Lliure” and ask for Ainoa at the accreditations desk. Just identify as a member
of the Club and you will get your discount.
For more information: www.marato.com
12. LINKS OF INTEREST
The Sagrada Familia Temple has changed the look of its
SPECIAL GAUDINIST HOUSES:
Some time ago Paty discovered in Mexico, where she lives, an extraordinary
As Joan Bassegoda explained during the presentation of the II Gaudí Prizes of Poetry
and Short Narrative in his conference about Gaudí and the Liceo [link], our beloved
architect liked the couplet “El mosquito y la mujer”. The Gaudí &
Barcelona Club has succeeded to find the text and music of this merengue. But we have
no couplet singer yet to perform it. Can you help us to find her? We need your collaboration!
Please give us some ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here you’ve got a small fragment of the song text:
“En mi cuarto se metió
un mosquito condenado.
Y toda la noche estuve
The Gaudí & Barcelona Club wants to express its gratitude to
its members for their unsurpassable response at the presentation of the Gaudí Prizes
of Poetry and Short Narrative ceremony, the participants of the competition and, once
more, the members of the jury.
We would also like to thank Conchi and Gloria Z. Segura for sending us
their pictures, as well as Paty, Roberto and Yolanda for recommending us some links.
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