A Word from Gaudi ...
and aesthetic ideas are indisputably logical. The fact that they
have not been applied before, and that I have to be the first
one to do it, has given me much to ponder. That would be the only
thing that, in any case, would make me doubt. Nevertheless, I
believe that, being convinced of the perfection they entail, it
is my duty to apply them."
Issue 14, July 2002
New member database
Intelligent "Gaudí Truth & Errors" Contest
2.- SPECTACULAR SUCCESS OF THE GAUDI EXHIBITION ORGANIZED
BY OUR CLUB
3.- WORK: Restoration of the Majorca Cathedral
4.- CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OUR MEMBERS
5.- WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE GAUDICLUB FORUM
GUITAR PLAYER MANUEL GONZALEZ IN CONCERT
7.- GAUDI-RELATED VOCABULARY
10.- HOURS FOR VISITING THE WORKS OF GAUDÍ
13.- COMING UP
New member database
We are updating our
You can access and
modify your membership record. We recommend that you change your
password to replace the one that has been randomly assigned to
you. Also, if you access your membership record you can make sure
that all your information is correct. Your member ID number and
password are required to participate in the following contest:
The Intelligent "Gaudi
Truth & Errors" Contest
To top off 2002: the
Year of Gaudi, our club has prepared an intelligent contest in
which you can participate, as a member. The game begins now, and
will last until early 2003.
In each issue of Gaudi News we will ask three questions, through
which we will try to discover the mysteries that have been revealed
about Gaudi and his work.
Go to http://www.gaudiclub.com/concurso/eng/log.asp
and answer the first questions!!! Here you will also find the
contest rules and prize information.
SPECTACULAR SUCCESS OF THE GAUDI EXHIBITION ORGANIZED BY OUR CLUB
900,000 visitors in
one month! The Cátedra Gaudí exhibition was a success
beyond all expectations. To date, it received more visitors than
any of the exhibitions dedicated to Gaudí in 2002, the
150th anniversary of his birth.
We would like to thank everybody who took an interest in our exhibition,
especially all those visitors who chose to share their comments
- and completely filled two entire guest books, each with more
than 250 pages. We will gradually publish these comments.
Many of our members and friends have shown an interest in seeing
the exhibition. Aware of that, we are happy to announce that we
will soon be opening a virtual version of the exhibition on our
website. In this way, you will be able to freely enjoy the exhibition
from anywhere in the world. It is a favor that we owe to you.
We will also be preparing to offer the exhibition poster for sale
at a special low price to all those members who have expressed
an interest in purchasing it.
This exhibition is mobile, and we can place it - or a similar
show - anywhere in the world, upon request from our members.
For more information:
Restoration of the Mallorca Cathedral
In 1901, the bishop
of Majorca asked Gaudí to take charge of the restoration
of the Majorca Cathedral.
you can learn about Gaudí's contributions to this edifice,
where he tried out a few elements that he would later use in the
construction of the Sagrada Familia.
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OUR MEMBERS
Please don't forget
that, like you, all the members of the Gaudí Club enjoy
learning about the experiences of others. We invite you to participate
in our website and to share your comments, photographs, articles,
panoramic images, videos, etc. Just send them to firstname.lastname@example.org,
explaining where you are from, what you like most about Gaudí
and telling us about your hobbies. This is what we received from
Chen, from Taiwan, and Chris Fulmer, from the United States. Remember
that you, too, can be the center of attention in the next issue
of Gaudí News:
- Ethan Chen and his
wife traveled to Barcelona for the first time. They say that the
works of Gaudí, when observed directly and in person, are
beyond the vision offered by any photograph.
- Chris Fulmer was
impressed with Gaudí's works, and tried to capture his
greatness in a few photographs.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE GAUDICLUB FORUM
Tim proposes an interesting
idea: why not permanently install video cameras to film the entire
process of the construction of the Sagrada Familia?
Gaudí was a
total artist: architect and interior designer, he knew how to
work with ceramics, iron, wood, etc. Perhaps one of the least
known facets of this genius is his skill as a landscape designer.
Many of our members have shown an interest in this aspect of Gaudí.
Come join the debate!
Do you have any other
comments? Would you like to get answers to your questions? Join
The Club is offering
you the opportunity to participate in Spain's national Christmas
Lottery. The number could be no other: 25652, the birth date of
our revered architect.
- Concert: "Gaudí and the Mediterranean Guitar"
On October 20, prestigious guitar player Manuel Gonzalez will
give a concert inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and Gaudí.
The show will fuse live music with projected images of the architect's
works and his primary source of inspiration: nature.
Fore more information:
- Activities of the Real Cátedra Gaudi in August
Dr. Joan Bassegoda, conservator of the Real Cátedra Gaudí,
never rests. At our website, you can read about all the activities
he participated in during the month of August: http://www.gaudiclub.com/esp/e_equipo/ago02.asp
(only in spanish)
In this issue of the
Gaudí News, we are initiating a new section: Gaudí
Please help us to build a dictionary!! We are looking for definitions
for "elongated arch" and "parabolic arch."
Please send us your proposed descriptions to email@example.com
The Association For the Beatification of Antoni Gaudí has
premiered a complete website that explains different aspects of
the architect's life, through an original design.
Official website of the Casa Batlló.
A complete website dedicated to Gaudí and the artists of
Modernisme (Catalan Arte Nouveau), including architects, sculptors,
painters and decorators.
Virtual tours. The virtual tour with the most visitors is the
one dedicated to the city Barcelona, which features photographs
and descriptions of the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa
Vicens, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and the Güell Estate,
among other edifices.
A unique gift, a special
occasion, a souvenir to keep the memories alive forever
Christmas is coming. Is your company looking for original Christmas
gifts for its clients? We are offering some interesting new ideas
for corporate gifts. Take advantage of the celebrations of the
Year of Gaudí and chalk up a few points for yourself with
a distinguished, original and personal gift.
you will find Gaudí Cabernet Sauvignon wine, brandy in
a bottle modeled after the chimney at Park Güell, ceramic
dragons, photo albums decorated with "trencadís"
mosaics, gold and silver jewels, moderniste desk accessories,
gold-plated bookmarks reminiscent commemorating the Pedrera, chocolate-covered
hazelnuts, alabaster models, and more
HOURS FOR VISITING THE WORKS OF GAUDI
We are glad to remind
you that, due to the celebration of the Year of Gaudí,
all the buildings he designed in Barcelona are open for visits.
Check the hours at: http://www.gaudiclub.com/esp/e_tour/horaris.asp
In addition to opening
all the edifices built by the architect for visits, the Year of
Gaudí has also sparked the organization of a series of
After receiving numerous requests from our partners, we have compiled
all the information available on upcoming events.
Find out more at http://www.gaudiclub.com/ingles/i_tour/exp_2002.asp
Has an event to commemorate
the Year of Gaudí been organized in your city? Do you know
of any activities related to the architect that we do not have
information about? Become a correspondent for the Gaudí
& Barcelona Club! Please don't hesitate to send us the details
and, if you like, your comments about the event.
The Year of Gaudí
is causing a genuine revolution: the whole world is joining in
the celebration of the anniversary of the birth of the architectural
genius. Gaudí even appears on a video based on Catalonia's
most famous television cartoon series for children -"The
Triplets"- in which the architect plays the leading role
in several adventures, alongside the permanent characters of this
The Gaudí &
Barcelona Club just can't stop organizing activities. After the
great success of the Cátedra Gaudí Exhibition, we
are preparing a series of conferences to be held this October
in Barcelona, focusing on symbolism in the work of Gaudí.
In December, we will hold yet another exhibition. We will keep
Many members are celebrating the new era of the Gaudí News.
Come on and join in!
Thank you for staying with us. Goodbye, until the next issue of
the Gaudí News
We look forward to hearing your news. Don't be shy!
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