Gaudí. exploring Form

Space, Geometry, Structure, and Construction
www.bcn.es/icub/gaudiforma

 

21.3.2002 - 29.9.2002
Saló del Tinell. Museu d'Història de la Ciutat

Plaça del Rei, s/n | 08002 Barcelona
Tel. 933 151 111 | Fax 933 150 957
museuhistoria@mail.bcn.es

Timetable: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 8 pm;
Sundays and holidays, from 10 am to 3 pm; Mondays, closed


With Gaudí’s architecture, its formal spectacularity, its numerous symbolic allusions, its richness of color, and the variety of materials used tend to stand out, all without taking into consideration what is possibly the most valuable aspect of Gaudí’s buildings: the building logic from which they were built.

Gaudí used a new geometry, based on quadric surfaces, leaving behind the compass and the square, and opening up infinite formal and construction possibilities. This is not speculative geometry, or one that is far from reality, but rather one directed towards the greater consolidation of the act of building.

The present exhibit seeks to show the significance of all of these original geometric solutions, their eminently practical sense, thought of in order to economize shapes and make all of his buildings stable. For this purpose, four sections have been established that explain the technical procedures developed by Gaudí didactically and clearly: an audiovisual tool that illustrates the essential concepts of the architect’s work and thought; a series of life-size models that explain different geometric solutions; small-format models, photographs, and computer graphic drawings that analyze the origin and use of the geometry used by Gaudí and, finally, a sample of important buildings where the most easily underlined elements stand out.


Organization: Ajuntament de Barcelona and Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior (SEACEX), with the collaboration of the Centre de Transferència de Tecnologia of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Triangle Postals and iGuzzini.
Sponsor: Audi
With the support of: La Vanguardia, RAC 1 and TV3

 

     


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