(Gaudi A Biography) [New] ✓ Gijs van Hensbergen

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Gaudi A Biography

Gijs van Hensbergen ß 6 review Gaudi A Biography free read ¹ 6 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 growing relevance of Gaudí’s architecture toda. 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 It was not until page 186 that I really got into it and was able to follow the narrative flow Like the famous trencad s Modernist style that Gaud fashioned this book is really a collection of several pieces that abut and sometimes complement each other a survey of Catalan culture and history the best part in my opinion conceptualizations of Modernist and Catalanist architecture very difficult for me because I am not familiar with architectural terminology and the author did not make effective use of pictures to complement the work he was describing and a biography of Gaud segments interspersed throughout the book The author admits that there is scant primary material to work from and the hermit like lifestyle that Gaud led makes it difficult to delve into his personal history For me the most difficult part of the book was the author s tendency to toss many names into the mix irrespective of how close or distant their relationship was to the architect Often the author only used first names and it was difficult to keep track of who was whom It might have helped to have had a list of people involved in Gaud s life van Hensbergen provides a chronology of Gaud s life but it could have been expanded to include some names Two egregious errors appear and while the author can be forgiven for missing this detail the editor cannot Especially if the editor works at HarperCollins On page 46 The author chronicles Gaudi s born in 1852 military service citing his acceptance into the infantry reserves in February 1975 Gaud would have been 125 years old On page 53 he recounts the destruction of the Cistercian monastery Poblet in 1935 but on page 16 he wrote that it was ransacked during in 1835 during the Carlist Wars 1833 1830 There are some other minor grammatical missteps later in the book but these faults are impossible to overlook or forgive I did not learn too much about Gaud in the end I have been to the Sagrada Familia and I have seen the Casa Mil and I appreciated some of the context that Hensbergen provides behind these monumental works but I just wish that it was closely interwoven into the telling of Gaud s life It just seemed very disjointed to me Park G ell is perhaps the ne plus ultra Gaud symbol of Barcelona yet while we have a basic description of it the only image we have of it is on the inside front and back covers of the books How disappointing There are many other biographies on Gaud and I will read them This one would not at the top of my list I gave it a three star rating instead of a two because the author clearly did an immense amount of research and I respect that effort

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Gijs van Hensbergen ß 6 review Gaudi A Biography free read ¹ 6 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. I ve toured many of his pieces The tours provided insight into the designs and their meaning This book was a historical account of Gaudi Barcelona Not much text about the process or the inspiration

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Gijs van Hensbergen ß 6 review Gaudi A Biography free read ¹ 6 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 greatest and most controversial masterpieces of modern architecture which were as exotic as they were outra. 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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    (Gaudi A Biography) [New] ✓ Gijs van Hensbergen Gijs van Hensbergen ß 6 review review Gaudi A Biography Van Hensbergen's ambitious biography of Antoni Gaudi attempts to contextualize the social religious and political atmosphere of Barcel

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    review Gaudi A Biography read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Gijs van Hensbergen Gijs van Hensbergen ß 6 review 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 circumst

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    review Gaudi A Biography (Gaudi A Biography) [New] ✓ Gijs van Hensbergen read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Gijs van Hensbergen 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 Sp

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    (Gaudi A Biography) [New] ✓ Gijs van Hensbergen Gijs van Hensbergen ß 6 review read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Gijs van Hensbergen 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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    (Gaudi A Biography) [New] ✓ Gijs van Hensbergen read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Gijs van Hensbergen Gijs van Hensbergen ß 6 review 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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    review Gaudi A Biography (Gaudi A Biography) [New] ✓ Gijs van Hensbergen read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Gijs van Hensbergen I’ve toured many of his pieces The tours provided insight into the designs and their meaning This book was a historical account of Gaudi’ Barcelona Not much text about the process or the inspiration

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    (Gaudi A Biography) [New] ✓ Gijs van Hensbergen 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 W

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    read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Gijs van Hensbergen Gijs van Hensbergen ß 6 review (Gaudi A Biography) [New] ✓ Gijs van Hensbergen 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 It was not until page 186 that I really got into it and was able to follow the narrativ

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    read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Gijs van Hensbergen (Gaudi A Biography) [New] ✓ Gijs van Hensbergen 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 Gaudí’s death almost as a near martyrdom Otherwise Hensbergen does a fabulous job tracing Gaudí’s life from

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    read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Gijs van Hensbergen Gijs van Hensbergen ß 6 review review Gaudi A Biography 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 in milk with handfuls of nutsseeds molding serpentine benches to fit people an impossible cathedral to fit heaven of course gaudí was eccentricarrogantcantankerous did you expect anything else? “originality means going back to our or

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