MORE THAN 900,000 PEOPLE VISIT THE GAUDI EXHIBITION IN JUST ONE MONTH
22nd August 2002.
The free-entrance show brought the personage of Gaudí closer to all publics and, likewise the architect himself, left nobody unresponsive. Proof of this is the two 250 page signature-books of honour, which visitors have wholly filled with their comments.
On the wake of such success, the Gaudí i Barcelona Club is already preparing new exhibitions, which will be staged in Barcelona and in other cities both in Spain and abroad. All shows will pivot around the works of art and the life of the renowned architect. They will be located, preferably, at public and easily reached locations. In doing so, the Club hopes to remain faithful to its philosophy, consisting of bringing the eminent architect to everybody. In this way, the initiative proposes itself as a close and likeable show at the time that it maintains its didactic and rigorous scope.
Daniel Giralt-Miracle: "We appreciate the enthusiasm of the Gaudí Club"
Mr. Daniel Giralt-Miracle, Commissioner to the Year Gaudí 2002, congratulated the Gaudí i Barcelona Club for this suggestion, praising the initiative of approaching the art of Gaudí to people instead of trying to get people to exhibitions.
Eduard Solé: "This is just a small sample of Gaudí's talent"
On the other hand, the chairman of the Gaudí i Barcelona Club,
Mr. Eduard Solé, reckoned that the public's response to the exhibition
has been very encouraging. "This is a small sample of Gaudí's
talent. The 100-square meter area on which the exhibition took place
was up to much and more. We have gathered thirty pieces in it, some
of which of an inestimable value, such as the original drawings of Casa
Milà, Park Güell, Casa Batlló and Casa Botines.
According to Mr. Andrés Torres, marketing supervisor to the Illa Centre, the exhibition has been one of the most successful ever held at the commercial centre. "It has been a very pulling show. People stopped by and examined the whole lot. We have noticed that the exhibition subject has elicited a great interest and entertained more than the majority of exhibitions held here so far", the supervisor said.
About the association "Gaudí i Barcelona Internet Club"
The "Gaudí i Barcelona Internet Club" is a non-profit association that was created to divulge the life and work of Antoni Gaudi. The starting point of the organisation dates back to 1997 when the club was created at the web page www.gaudiclub.com . Here, its more than 9,000 members of all nationalities have gathered free of charge to be permanently informed about whatever thing referring to Gaudí. The Club's web site is the most complete page on the architect one can get. It is visited by an average of over 2,000 accesses daily. The Club also runs an on-line shop where it is possible to buy all items relating to the gaudinist art as well as a forum available for debate among the architect's fans. In its long for spreading the culture and personage of Gaudí worldwide, the Club keeps in touch with a very large number supporters while it co-operates with many cultural associations in various countries, offering assistance as well as its experience to all those who may wish pose whatever question.
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