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Monday, February 28, 2005

An Audio Tour of the Casa Gaudi


I am back from Barcelona - a city I should have re-visited two years ago. One of the more interesting experiences was touring the Casa Gaudi with an audio guide - one of those dinky little DAT things that plays back a lecture about the room you are standing in at the press of a button. It's a mildly amusing toy. I was heartened to be able to hear the commentary but annoyed at it's fluffiness. Yes, Gaudi WAS a genius, yes, he did brilliantly fuse geometric and natural forms, but repeating it one hundred times more doesn't make it any more or the less true.


Gaudi always gives me a strange deja vu, as when I was a teenager, before I knew of his existence I wrote parts of an SF novel where the houses were grown, rather than built, much in the style of a Gaudi house, execept maybe made of leather and bone and fuelled by chlorophyll versus stone and sunlight. It's always odd to see something that you always thought lived only in your imagination standing there in the light of day.

posted by John Connors at
Monday, February 28, 2005

1 Comments:

You never told me what the house reminded you of. This is really interesting. My houses only have lives of their own but are still pretty much conventional shapes and materials.

By Blogger renata, at 4:52 pm  

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