Every year millions of tourists flock to see Antoni Gaudi's extraordinary, colorful and weird buildings - the Casa Battlo, the Pedrera and the still unfinished Sagrada Familia. This program tells the life story of Gaudi from his unremarkable origins, through a doomed infatuation with a divorcee, to the tragic street accident which ended his life.
So many of whoever you can think of wind up being followers of somebody else. Perhaps almost everything he did was over the top. The fact that he had people who were willing to invest in him and see his work finished is a testament to his work in itself. Just a complete different way of doing things. I find the thought of laying a brick at this cathedral pleasant. Although I most likely never will. There are no shortage of those who are like Gaudi and they don't really need recognition but I find it pleasant that some are. Architecture as a whole is more entertaining because of him. It makes you think. He makes you think.
This is a beautiful, informative video. I used it for a book club program, and it was much enjoyed by the members. My one complaint was the difficulty in understanding the comments of one of the main interviewees. His accent was so strong that we Americans could not understand his English. The ones that were translated were much more helpful.
The quality of the DVD was not good second rate, with today's technology I expected higher resolution. I watched it once and put it on the shelf to collect dust. I just traveled to Spain and wanted a nice video of where I had visited and this DVD was very disappointing.
Great overview of the works and personality of Gaudi. Very concise commentary with colorful images/video! I would recommend this video to anyone interested in visiting Barcelona or just learning about unique architecture/a unique architect.