A word from Gaudí...
“To do things right, we need first of all to love what we do and then technique.”
Number 32, January 2005
- III GAUDI PRIZE OF POETRY AND SHORT NARRATIVE
- GAUDINIAN NEWS
- NEW ITEMS ON THE WEB
- OUR MEMBERS' CONTRIBUTIONS
- COURSE : “LEARNING ABOUT GAUDÍ”
- CAN YOU HELP US WITH YOUR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION?
- VISIT OUR ONLINE SHOP
- BOOKS FOR YOUR LIBRARY
- GAUDÍ TODAY
- GAUDÍ TOURS – TRAVEL WITH US
- BARCELONA'S HEARTBEAT
- LINKS OF INTEREST
- HAPPY GAUDINIAN NEW YEAR!!!
Somebody once said that happiness is not to be found in our goals but on our way
towards them. Efforts, exploration, zeal … it all turns life into a real adventure.
The Gaudí & Barcelona Club wishes you that 2005 will lead you through
various spectacular landscapes where you can appreciate, just like Gaudí did,
the beauty of life in all its facets.
2. III GAUDÍ PRIZE OF POETRY AND SHORT NARRATIVE
The association Gaudí & Barcelona Club and the Sagrada Familia Temple
Building Committee convoke the third edition of the Gaudí Prizes of Poetry
and Short Narrative.
Do you want to participate? Read the rules
of the literary contest and send us your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. GAUDINIAN NEWS
- 100TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE RESTORATION OF THE MALLORCA CATHEDRAL
Last December 8th 2004, the Seo de Mallorca
celebrated the centenary of its restoration realised by Antoni
Gaudí. The works started in 1904, assigned by bishop Campins,
and continued until 1914. Gaudí's genius was able to surpass
the critical voices and the architect remodelled some aspects
of the Cathedral, which had been built in the 14th Century under
the authority of Jaume II, first king of Mallorca.
M. Jujol, architect and Gaudí's collaborator, also participated
in the restoration of the Cathedral.
Read more about the
restoration of the cathedral
4. NEW ITEMS ON THE WEB
- ACTIVITIES OF THE CÁTEDRA
The Cátedra Gaudí, leaded by Professor Joan Bassegoda,
continuously publishes articles about Gaudí and informs experts
and people interested in his life and work.
Read about the intense activity realised by this association during
the months of June, July, August, September, October and November 2004
- available alone in Spanish
5. OUR MEMBERS' CONTRIBUTIONS
Our member Josep Ors Llenares has sent us some
images of the scale model made of the Sagrada Familia made by his father.
6. COURSE: “LEARNING ABOUT GAUDÍ”
The Gaudí & Barcelona Club and the Real Cátedra Gaudí reintroduce
the second edition of the initiation course “Learning about Gaudí”; an exclusive
course of 12 lessons describing the life and work of Gaudí, as from his
childhood to the construction of the Sagrada Familia, the influences, the construction
methods, the unrealized projects…
“Learning about Gaudí” is a total distance course. If you subscribe, you
will receive a lesson by e-mail every month. You will have a tutor at your disposition
for all your questions about the lessons.
In order to obtain the final certificate of the course, you must present an exercise
after each lesson.
7. CAN YOU HELP US WITH YOUR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION?
As 2005 has just started, you could help us to share the figure and work of Gaudí with
the world. Please, become a paying member of the association Gaudí & Barcelona
Your annual fee of 40 euros will help us to realise our proposals. Besides, you
will obtain lots of discounts on the purchases in our online shop as well as on
cultural visits such as those organised by Gaudí Barcelona Tours.
collaborate with your association!!
8. VISIT OUR ONLINE SHOP
The design and particular style of each of our small pieces of
art are inspired by Modernism and Contemporary Art. These jewels
are produced according to the millenary enamellist fire techniques
on silver and gold.
Silver card holder polished according to the traditional
methods and on black marble support.
Exclusive design with the representation of the Pedrera for the
Gaudí & Barcelona Club.
An extremely useful and exquisite present on the work table.
9. BOOKS FOR YOUR LIBRARY
Gaudí: el so de la pedra
Splendid and solidly documented biography, which discovers the
most intimate details of Antoni Gaudí
Author: Lluís Racionero
10. GAUDÍ TODAY
11. GAUDÍ TOURS – TRAVEL WITH US
The Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, the Pedrera, an unforgettable helicopter
flight, a romantic dinner… What do you prefer? We bring the world of Gaudí to
you. Tell us about your preferences, your dreams and interest and we prepare your
customized visit to Barcelona.
Have a look at our standard
12. BARCELONA'S HEARTBEAT
Can you help us to enhance this section? Do you know some interesting cultural
event? Can you explain some curiosity about a place, the history of a street of
an anecdote about some building in Barcelona? Or do you know some characteristic
personage neighbourhood? Help us to get to know Barcelona thoroughly!! Send
us an e-mail
13. LINKS OF INTEREST
Web of Carlos Páez,
Those who knew Gaudí and dealt with him describe the architect as an intelligent
person, with a strong personality, imagination and genius, although shy and introvert.
As a child, without hiding from his schoolmates, he carefully protected his individuality
and when he had a bright idea, nobody could make him change it our derive his attention
There's this woman from Reus who had known Gaudí as a child. Many years
later, when she visited Barcelona and saw Sagrada Familia for the first time, she
exclaimed “Oh my god, he does exactly the same as he did when he was a child!!”
We would like to express our gratitude to:
Josep Ors, to share with us his fathers passion
Isabel Goig, for the article that brings us the the Paralelo of Barcelona guided
And we express our thanks especially to all our members and friends who have sent
us their Christmas greetings from all over the world.
Thanks to everybody!!!
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