VIII International Conference of
Gaudinist Studies

Terrassa, Barcelona, 8-10 November 2001

Gaudí and the images of Modernisme

An image has the power to rapidly draw one in; it can reach an observer despite language or culture barriers. The freedom of form in Modernisme as opposed to the traditional language of the eclectic approach led Gaudí and other architects and designers to exploit to the full the expressive potential of drawing as the basis of architectural composition.

Thus, historical photograph archives, drawings and plans by architects and designers, prints, publicity material and postcards all provide a very important source, albeit often neglected, for study of Gaudí and Modernisme. Furthermore, photographs and drawings of Gaudí also constitute an important fount of artistic creativity which is deserving of more attention.

In this 8th edition of the Workshop, our aim is to discover these historical images and see how they can inform our present-day view of architecture.

Dra. Mireia Freixa


Thursday, 8 November 2001
16.30 Reception and collection of documentation at the Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia
17.30 Guided visit to the Museum. (MNACTEC)
19.00 Inauguration of the 8th International Workshop of Gaudinist Studies with the participation of Terrassa Town Hall, the Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia, the School of Photography and the Centre for Gaudian Studies.
19.15 Opening paper by the Workshop director, Dra. Mireia Freixa.
20.15 Inauguration of the exhibition Images of Gaudí and the Modernisme of Terrassa and cocktail reception

Friday, 9 November 2001
10.00 Communications and paper by the director of MNACTEC, Eusebi Casanelles "The Industrial Patrimony of Terrassa" and a DVD presentation on the city.
11.30 Coffee break
12.15 Papers
14.00 Lunch
16.30 Papers
18.00 Coffee break
18.15 Paper
19.15 19.15 Discussion
20.00 Closing session

Saturday, 10 November
10.00 The Modern Art Route of Terrassa
13.30 Closing ceremony


Information and reservations:

Centre d'Estudis Gaudinistes
Ptge. Tubella, 20
08014 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 4904656

Escola Universitària Politècnica de Barcelona
Av. Doctor Marañón, 44-50
08028 Barcelona
Tel. 34 93 401 62 90, Sra. Neus Rodríguez

Inscription 12.000 ptas
CEG members 10.000 ptas
Students and senior citizens 7.000 ptas

Centre of Gaudinist Studies (CEG)
Terrassa City Council
Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia
School of Photography. Technical Foundation of Catalonia

Sponsored by:
Barcelona Provincial Council
Technical University of Catalonia
Technical College of Barcelona

Collaborating bodies:
Association of Technical Architects and Chartered Surveyors of Terrassa
Association of Industrial Technical Engineers of Barcelona

Dra. Mireia Freixa, Historian and Lecturer at the University of Barcelona.

Toshiaki Tange, President of CEG
Luis Gueilburt, Director of CEG
Benet Meca, Lecturer at UPC

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