1. -Casa Vicens
2. -Photos by our Members
3. -Articles in the Press
4. -New Links
5. -Gaudi Tour
6. -International Gaudi Conferences
7. -Curiosities Surrounding Sagrada Familia
8. -Our Store: New Items
1. Casa Vicens
This month, we present to you a new document on Casa Vicens. In reading,
will become more familiar with this early work by Gaudi.
The next work with which we will present you will be the Parish Schools of
Sagrada Familia. For the moment, you can view a selection of photos of
this work, admired by architects around the world for its simplicity of
construction and for its forms.
If you are interested in any particular work, just let us know and we will
publish information on it as soon as we are able.
2. Members' Section
As we show you every month the photos that our Club's members have sent us
during that month...
- Aleksander Kotuleci, of Poland, told us about how he passed his vacation
in the Golden Cost, Catalonia (Costa Dorada, Catalunya):
- Ali and Rob sent us photographs of the interior of the apartment in Casa
Mila (La Pedrera) that the savings bank "Caixa de Catalunya" -owner of the
building- has decorated with furniture from the beginning of this century.
Included are some photos taken from the roof as well:
- Gary, of New York, sent us this photograph of the interior of the
Nativity Facade of Sagrada Familia:
- If you view Barcelona from a bench at Park Guell, you will see a
panaoramic view with Sagrada Familia in the forefront, and with the
Mediterranean Sea in the background. Gonzalo Campillo sent us a
photograph of this sight:
3. Gaudí Press
This past 22nd of October, a part of the scaffolding in the Sagrada
Familia construction which allowed for work to be done at an altitude of 45
meters, was taken down. The vaults of the nave, in all their vertical splendor, are now visible for the very first time. You can read more information in this article:
4.- New Links
This month we have added two websites to our section labeled "Links":
a) "Associacio cultural Cesar Martinell": Information on this disciple of
Gaudi who knew Gaudi when he was a student and executed many works in the
Gaudinist style throughout his life. (Currently only available in
b) Glory Day Website: This 100-minute long feature film by Toni Meca
allows us to view, for the first time ever, how Sagrada Familia will appear once complete:
5.- Gaudi Tour
As Public Relations for the Gaudi Club, Jordan Susselman accompanied a
group of 30 women on a guided tour that had been organized by our Club.
The group visited the most emblematic works of Gaudi and had a little "taste" of Catalan Culture as well. Here you can view some of the funny photos and read the tour report:
6.- International Gaudi Conferences
In Delf, Holland, from the 9th-12th of November, the VII International
Conferences of Gaudinist Studies was celebrated. Our "multi-task
Renaissance man" Carlos Martinez, was there to experience and get to know
today's face of the world of Gaudi, and to introduce the Gaudi Club.
Click here to read his article and to view the photos:
7. -Curiosities Surrounding Sagrada Familia
Many of you have asked us about the significance of a numbered matrix
which appears between the sculptures on Sagrada Familia's Passion Facade. Well, for you, we have consulted Subirachs' website (artist who executed the facade after Gaudi's death), so that we could offer you a response ;)
(scroll down the page and locate it at left hand side)
8. Our Gift Store Grows
As you know, all of the work we put in developing our Club and our website
comes with an economic price. It is for this reason that all of the
purchases you make in our store help keep our project alive. For the
moment, we are avoiding putting advertisements on our site and we don't
want to start charging people to become members in our club, so we encourage you to take a look:
Moreover, given that the holiday season is upon us, you can find some
beautiful and distinct gifts for those whom you care most about.
We remind you that shipments to Europe arrive in 1-2 days, shipments to
the United States arrive in 3-4 days, and shipments to the rest of the world arrive in 4 or 5 (assuming everything you have ordered is in stock).
This month we present to you the new Zippo lighters, designed by our team,
with Gaudinist motifs. The Zippos are exclusively available through our
Club, and can therefore only be obtained through visiting our website.
Whadda ya' think?
Some of you have asked for 2001 Gaud calendars, you will find it as well.
Comments and Suggestions: email@example.com