Item description for Gaudi Unseen by Mark Burry...
Around 2,000,000 people annually visit Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi's unfinished gesamkunstwerk, La Sagrada Familia--a massive church in Barcelona, which was begun in 1883. Since many of Gaudi's plans for the structure were destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, teams of architects have been continually tinkering with the elusive structure since his death in 1926. Because Gaudi seemingly didn't use regular or repeating forms--relying instead on color, light and organic sculptural motifs--architects working on the completion of La Sagrada Familia have faced a host of daunting design problems. In the 1980s New Zealand architect Mark Burry began using computer-aided design to piece together the missing parts--but traditional architectural software doesn't translate Gaudi's off-beat forms, so Burry applied aeronautical design software to the problem. Though slated for completion by 2007, the building is still very much under construction--the completion date having been pushed back yet again. As the structure is dedicated to the holy family, Gaudi would often joke, "The patron of this project is not in a hurry." Gaudi: Unseen offers a behind-the-scenes look at this hundred-year-long architectural drama.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.11" Width: 8.03" Height: 0.55" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
ISBN 393963378X ISBN13 9783939633785
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Burry
Mark Burry is Director of SIAL (RMIT University 's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory) and Founding Director of RMIT 's Design Institute.
Mark Burry has an academic affiliation as follows - RMIT University RMIT, Melbourne, Australia RMIT University RMIT Univer.