A review of the book gaudi by gijs van hensbergen

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A review of the book gaudi by gijs van hensbergen

Alle productspecificaties Samenvatting The first critical biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest architects At the time of his death inAntoni Gaudi was arguably the most famous architect in the world.

He had created some of the greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture, that were as exotic as they were outrageous. A precurser to the other great Catalan artists Picasso, Dali and Bunuel, Gaudi created dramatically original and daring art that was to surpass and reinvent all that had gone before.

Gijs van Hensbergen's book is a masterly biography, capturing both the power and importance of Gaudi's work and the unique spirit of Catalan culture.

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In life and in death, Gaudi lived by extravagant gestures and a creativity that bordered on madness. Even his legendary death under a tram as he stepped back to admire his cathedral in Barcelona has the hint of absurdity and poetry. Today, Gaudi has become an icon of artistic integrity and genius, for religious piety and for unstinting love for his homeland, Catalonia.

Toon meer Toon minder Recensie s This book is written with immense sympathy and understanding for Gaudi himself and his work, but also for the cultural and political background.

A review of the book gaudi by gijs van hensbergen

In its scope and ambition, its clarity and its feeling for the period and the personality, this book is the most definitive book on Gaudi which has yet been produced. Gijs van Hensbergen has managed to recreate in his book that same combination of playfulness and seriousness which characterises Gaudi, and Barcelona.

His infectious enthusiasm is conveyed through vibrant and witty prose.Gaudi () has been subjected to a refreshingly balanced, clear-eyed critical examination by Gijs van Hensbergen, an international lecturer on architecture with roots in Spain, in "Gaudi, A. The Sagrada Familia by Gijs van Hensbergen, review by Bruce Jacobs In the historical context of church construction--in which France's Strasbourg Cathedral took almost years to finish--Antoni Gaudí's Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family, still being built after years, is just a piker.

Gijs van Hensbergen is an art historian and Hispanist. In March he was featured on "God's Architect," a CBS profile of Gaudí's breathtaking Sagrada Familia for 60 Minutes. He has been a fellow at the Harry Ransom Center and the London School of Economics, and lectured all over the world, including at Oxford University, the National.

«Gijs van Hensbergen ha escrito una biografía sobre Gaudí enormemente estimulante.» The New York Times «Van Hensbergen ha conseguido una biografía deslumbrante, meticulosamente documentada, organizada con elegancia, fluidez y claridad. Read "The Sagrada Familia Gaudí's Heaven on Earth" by Gijs van Hensbergen with Rakuten Kobo.

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