(EBOOK/PDF) [Gaudi A Biography]

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Van Hensbergen really excellent in describing what a surprisingly pious man Gaudi was This is something I would not have uessed iven the exuberance of the buildings which to me seem sexy and pagan and incredibly colorful But I learned that this was a man whose Lenten fast nearly killed him whose life revolved mainly around church and his work and who cared deeply for the poor The man I imagined as a Picasso was not so at all maybe he was a bit like Don uixote2 So what are the must sees In addition to Gaudi #Tour We Will See La #we will see La Casa Mila Casa Batllo and Park Guell Gaudi House if we can manage would love to see Crypt and Palau Guell If you intend to read Gaudi A Biography by Gijs van Hensbergenthis book be sure to obtain a copy ofGaudi by Pere Vivas Photographer published by Triangle booksThe photos are necessary to fully understand the biographyIf you prefer only one book make it the Pere Vivas book Van Hensbergen s ambitious biography of Antoni Gaudi attempts to contextualize the social religious and political atmosphere of Barcelona and Catalan to elucidate the personality and motivations of Gaudi and his art While informative the author s focus on the nationalistic and Catholic roots of Gaudi s designs does not o far enough in adeuately explaining the eclectic and fantastical elements of his work Gaudi lived the life of a fervent Catholic and Catalan nationalist in that order his eccentric style seems to serve as a sort of mental or artistic release from the traditions and structures of his daily life. And Catalonia Gijs van Hensbergen leads us through the design and construction of Gaudí’s most significant buildings revealing their innovation and complexity and demonstrating the rowing relevance of Gaudí’s architecture toda. Gaudi A BiographyBy the natural forms found in nature is the easy answer God is found in nature was iven in one Japanese text the sublime is found in nature I also think the idea of modeling might resonate with Japanese aesthetics Gaudi did not like to work from drawings and relied much on modeling than many other traditions He did draw and was a brilliant draftsman but Bassegoda stresses the three dimensional focus in his prep work Japanese architecture also tends toward a resistance to straight eometric lines and angles Nature based and "Following The Laws Of " the laws of think of all the rope with bags of metal he used to derive his famous arches this is #MAYBE DIFFERENT FROM MATHEMATICALLY DERIVED ANGLES AND ARCHES WE #different from mathematically derived angles and arches we used to Another surprising link is John Ruskin William Morris and the arts and crafts movement This is something I would never have uessed as inspiring Gaudi but it seems that other than Catalunya itself this was one of his major influences And of course the arts and crafts movement was hugely important in Japan This means beauty follows form A pursuit of Abstract Beauty Was Never What beauty was never what was trying to do and that is something both Ruskin and Morris especially would have applaudedI wanted to learn about Sotoo Etsuro the Japanese sculptor who moved to Barcelona and became the official sculptor of La Sagrada Familia but there was not a lot of information about him in this book Luckily van Hensbergen described Sotoo workuite a lot in his other book dedicated to The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States gaudi and the Sagrada can also learn about Sotoo in the movie Sagrada the Mystery of Creation It is really moving thanks inreat part to the photography Accordi. Geous But little is known about the shadowy figure behind the swirling vivid buildings that inspired the SurrealistsThis masterful biography brings both man and architect powerfully to life against the changing backdrop of Barcelona.

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I don t usually like biographies apparently not enough biogs are about remarkable surrealist visions railing against city councils when they f up your elephant foot column eating lettuce dipped about remarkable surrealist visions railing against city councils when they f up your elephant foot column eating lettuce dipped milk with handfuls of nutsseeds molding serpentine benches to fit people an impossible cathedral to fit heaven of course aud was eccentricarrogantcantankerous did you expect anything else originality means oing back to our origins insisted the uy who crafted a thin metal curtain from old textile #mill needles made masterpieces from cracked pottery designed a ceiling to look like a seabed i felt at my most peaceful #needles made masterpieces from cracked pottery designed a ceiling to look like a seabed i felt at my most peaceful in a screened porch a rooftop he built having coffee early one morning looking up at that white plaster ceiling looking up at that white plaster ceiling seeing the sea This is a review of the two perfect books to read before you travel to Barcelona to see Gaudi Antonio Gaudi Master Architect by Juan Bassegoda Nonell Gaudi A Biography by Gijs van HensbergenI approached both books with two uestions in mind 1 What about Gaudi s work could have drawn the love and admiration of the Japanese in the way it seems to do At first lance the two traditions seem to have little in common and yet in Japan there has been a tremendous Gaudi boom I first learned of his 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts greatness only in Japan and there is probably a lot information on him in Japanese than in English And 2 Which are the absolute must sees for an upcoming tripBoth bookset a 55 for excellent writing I own all of van Hensbergen s work and Bassegoda s writing is absolutely inspired Photography is also stunning So why the Japanese Asymmetry and a love of curved lines as well as art inspired. At the time of his death in 1926 Antoni Gaudí was arguably the most famous architect in the world He had created some of the Moonrise (Snowfall, greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture which were as exotic as they were outra.


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    download Gaudi A Biography Gijs van Hensbergen Á 9 download download » E-book, or Kindle E-pub Á Gijs van Hensbergen I bought this in Barcelona in 2005 and it’s sat on my shelf ever since waiting for the right time to be read This summer’s family holiday to Barcelona and Girona felt the right time It was a dry read and very factual by circumstances a lot of Gaudi’s own writings have been lost It gallops through his life detailing his birth

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    Gijs van Hensbergen Á 9 download (EBOOK/PDF) [Gaudi A Biography] You need to a have an understanding of architectural styles and possess a deep knowledge of Catholicism to really appreciate this biography I have neither so it was a tough read for me It did give me a broad feel for events leading up to the Spanish Civil War and insights into the man so overall it was a worthwhile read

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    (EBOOK/PDF) [Gaudi A Biography] If you intend to read Gaudi A Biography by Gijs van Hensbergenthis book be sure to obtain a copy ofGaudi by Pere Vivas Photographer published by Triangle booksThe photos are necessary to fully understand the biographyIf you prefer only one book make it the Pere Vivas book

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    Gijs van Hensbergen Á 9 download (EBOOK/PDF) [Gaudi A Biography] Fantastic to learn about the human behind the architecture Reading this was a task though Full of Catalan history and words which are difficult to process Fascinating story about the architect Antoni Gaudi

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    Gijs van Hensbergen Á 9 download (EBOOK/PDF) [Gaudi A Biography] I’ve toured many of his pieces The tours provided insight into the designs and their meaning This book was a historical a

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    (EBOOK/PDF) [Gaudi A Biography] Gijs van Hensbergen Á 9 download download Gaudi A Biography This is a review of the two perfect books to read before you travel to Barcelona to see Gaudi Antonio Gaudi Master Architect by Juan Bassegoda Nonell Gaudi A Biography by Gijs van HensbergenI approached both books with two uestions in mind 1 What about Gaudi's work could have drawn the love and admiration of the Japanese in the way it seems t

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    download Gaudi A Biography download » E-book, or Kindle E-pub Á Gijs van Hensbergen Gijs van Hensbergen Á 9 download This was a difficult read for me and I had to put it down for a while and read something else But I returned to it and slogged my way through it

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    download » E-book, or Kindle E-pub Á Gijs van Hensbergen Gijs van Hensbergen Á 9 download download Gaudi A Biography This biography sets out not to be a hagiography of the great Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí Towards the end it does become a bit hagiographic waxing elouent on Sagrada Família’s expressive spirituality and framing Gaud

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