A Word from Gaudi ...
is beauty, and beauty is the glitter of truth, without it there
is no art. For the knowledge of the truth it is necessary to study
things thoroughly. Beauty is life, and life is shown in the human
figure by means of movement."
23rd issue, Autumn
- - HIGHLIGHTS:
THE EXHIBITION “INTERNATIONAL REFLECTIONS
- - GAUDINIAN
ALARM: THE GUELL CRYPT, QUESTIONED BY THE UNESCO
- - CHRISTMAS
LOTTERY: Nº 25652
- - EXCLUSIVE
CHRISTMAS GAUDINIAN PRESENTS – SHOP
- - THE
- - NEW
- AN ARTICLE BY ANA MARIA FÉRRIN:
THE 2ND PART OF “GAUDI, HIS LAST BREATH”
- SYMBOLOGY IN THE SAGRADA FAMILIA
- COMING UP: THE 2004 GAUDI POETRY AND
SHORT NARRATIVE CONTEST
- TWO NEW SECTIONS IN OUR
- THE SAGRADA FAMILIA WORKS
- THE WORKS WINNING THE THIRD PRIZE OF THE GAUDI 2003 PRIZE
OF POETRY AND SHORT NARRATIVE
THE EXHIBITION “INTERNATIONAL
REFLECTIONS OF GAUDI”
The Gaudi & Barcelona
Club presents the exhibition “International Reflections
of Gaudi” in the Montserrat cloister of the Sagrada Familia
Temple. It is a sample of the works made by our members from all
around the world. This exhibition may be visited till January
17th 2004. Don’t miss it!!
ALARM: THE GUELL CRYPT,
QUESTIONED BY THE UNESCO
The present restoration
of the Guell Crypt may endanger the candidature general of the
Gaudi's work as a world heritage.
The UNESCO envisages
the declaration of the work by Antoni Gaudi as world heritage
in June 2004. But the institution is planning to stop the process,
because its has received several negative reports and denounces
about the works being carried out in the Colonia Guell crypt.
The inhabitants of Santa Coloma de Cervello, where the crypt is
located, and many other gaudinists are from the very beginning
against the remodelling works started by the Deputation of Barcelona.
Yet in 1984 the Unesco
declared World Heritage the Park Guell, the Pedrera and the Palau
Guell. Nowadays it is at the stake the general declaration of
the Casa Vicens, the Finca Guell pavilions, the Theresian School,
the Casa Calvet, Bellesguard, Casa Batllo and the Nativity Façade
of the Sagrada Familia Temple in Barcelona, apart from the very
Colonia Guell crypt, in Santa Coloma de Cervello.
We are in motion to
get in touch with all the actors involved in this conflict and
to inform you punctually through our web.
Give us your opinion: Should the works be halted? Must all what
has already been built be demolished? To leave it as it is now?
Send us your comments.
information about the Colonia Guell Crypt
CHRISTMAS LOTTERY. Nº 25652
We repeat the Christmas
Lottery number, to be drawn next 22 December 2003, which is the
very one than last year:
It coincides with
the Gaudi's date of birth: 25 June 1852. And it is also a symmetrical
The share tickets
5 euros + donation of 1 euro = 6 euros
As a guarantee, the tickets are placed in the savings bank Caixa
d'Estalvis del Penedès.
All the share tickets are numbered.
Two sending options:
- By e-mail, to your personal name,
- By courier, paying the mailing expenses
clicking here and may Gaudí bring us luck!
GAUDINIAN CHRISTMAS PRESENTS - SHOP
Health and culture. Surprise your family with a different, useful,
original present. The pure olive oil, the cornerstone of the healthiest
Mediterranean diet, is in court dress and has adopted the gaudinian
It is about the high quality oil, having extraordinary cooking,
dietetic and medicinal properties. It will clearly differ your
courses, giving them a delicious Mediterranean gastronomy flavour.
When Autumn arrives, give your clothing a gaudinian touch. We
present you a new collection of jackets, sets of blankets for
car and woollen scarves so as to show off Gaudi in a comfortable
and elegant way.
Special Christmas lots, we arrange them according to your taste
THE GAUDINIAN LIBRARY
the architect of Nature". A totally updated work, with
a collection of high quality photographs and the collaboration
of the more important specialists on Gaudi.
tell us more about Gaudi”. The most important works
by the architect are the protagonists of this tale which, combining
drawings and photographs, approaches the Gaudi's art to the children.
- TWO NEW SECTIONS IN OUR WEB
HEARTBEATS - Presently only in Spanish
Barcelona has an immense cultural richness, which beats like
a living being. Artistic trends of every sort, multiple manifestations
and knowledge, happenings of all genders... the city is a gigantic
being which innovates, gets surprised, seeks, creates, exposes,
grows and smiles at the rhythm of its inhabitants and its visitors.
The city over which Gaudi poured all his skill requires a constant
attention. It is because of this reason that the Gaudi &
Barcelona Club inaugurates this new section, where you can find
articles, curiosities, recommendations and a great many of other
more things, always being related with Barcelona and its culture.
Can you help us to widen this section? Do you know any cultural
event of interest? Send
us an e-mail.
You probably already know that during last year it was celebrated
the 150th anniversary of Gaudi’s birth. In 2003, our Club
celebrates the 151st birthday of the architect. As his work
is always current, we have inaugurated this new section, where
we will gather all what the press publishes about this genius.
Do you want to know all the up to date information referring
- THE SAGRADA FAMILIA WORKS
Thanks to the collaboration of the Sagrada Familia Temple, we
widen our web with the reports of the works of this great work
by Gaudi, in January 2003.
And in June 2003.
- THE WORKS WHICH WON THE THIRD PRIZE OF THE GAUDI 2003 PRIZE
OF POETRY AND SHORT NARRATIVE
You can already read
the works, which won the third prize of the Gaudi 2003 literary
Last 9th of September we made the cultural visit for the
winners. We visited La Pedrera, the Sagrada Familia, the Park
Guell and the Gaudi street lamps. The winners were very interested
by the explanations of Joan Morell, our most expert gaudinian
LINKS OF INTEREST
Alberto presents us his web page in the forum. What do you think
The Mexican architect Abelardo Escobar presents us his just finished
web site, where we may know his “holistic” style,
his work and his interesting philosophy: www.architectureholistic.com
Don't miss it and tell us
what do you think about.
OUR MEMBERS’ COLLABORATIONS
a painter, has based some of his pictures in the works by Gaudi.
Here you can see some
examples of his work.
Daniel is just 5 years
old. His mother, Montse, sends us these drawings
and photographs from one of the youngest admirers of the Sagrada
Esther S. Ayuso, an
active friend of the club, has sent us a text about “The
Longoria Palace: a work by Gaudi in Madrid?”, which
we reproduce in our web.
Thank you very much
for your passionate text, Esther!!! You are very right when you
tell us that there is still a lot to be done, and that all we
should get involved a little so as to make know all around the
world –and not only in Madrid- the work of this genial architect.
9. AN ARTICLE BY ANA MARIA FERRIN: THE 2ND
PART OF “GAUDI, HIS LAST BREATH”
Our member and collaborator Ana Maria Férrin tells us
the last three days of Gaudi’s life.
Here you can read
the second part of this interesting report, which bears the title
“Gaudi, his last breath”.
There will more in the next Gaudi News!!
10. SYMBOLOGY IN THE SAGRADA FAMILIA
An astute and patient animal, which hardly moves –only
its eyes, which scrutinise everything and its tongue, like a precise
and deadly whip-. It changes of appearance –of disguise-
continuously, is the top portrayal of calm and thought and with
a perfect adaptation to the distinct and successive changes and
complications of life.
A physically weak being, but very astute and slippery, which
has traditionally been identified with evil and very especially
with the sin, with the incarnation of temptation. The secrecy
is its line of conduct, planning masterly its attacks, without
any possible escape for the unprepared victim. Besides it renews
its skin periodically, like a continuous change of weapons and
11. COMING UP: THE 2004 GAUDI POETRY AND SHORT
We are preparing the second convoking of the Gaudi Poetry and
Short Narrative Contest 2004. As a novelty of the present year,
we will include the children category.
You may start thinking about the literary jewel you are going
to present us...
Thank you for staying with us. Goodbye, until the next issue of
the Gaudí News
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