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Liquid Stone [electronic resource]: Unlocking Gaudi's Secrets

Galloping Pictures
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Despite his famous quip about the enduring patience of his client, the man known as "God's architect" never intended his masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, to remain unfinished 80 years after his death. This program examines efforts to bring Antonio Gaudi's work to completion in a manner consistent with his original goals and ideas. Viewers meet Mark Burry, the New Zealand architect charged with deciphering Gaudi's design patterns, which rely heavily on organic sculptural motifs encoded in mystifying plaster models. Burry's innovative use of aeronautical design software as well as the contributions of traditional artisans enliven this fascinating final chapter in one of architecture's great sagas.
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52 min.
Portions in Spanish with English subtitles
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 01, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Unlocking Gaudi's Secrets
  • Sagrada Familia: Marvel of Architecture (2:50)
  • Gaudi's Cathedral Design (3:12)
  • Gaudi's Design Process (4:16)
  • Architectural Controversy (4:07)
  • Gaudi on Computer (3:51)
  • Gaudi's Innovative Designs (3:10)
  • Genius of Antoni Gaudi (4:32)
  • Gaudi: Familiar Shapes/Unusual Forms (3:19)
  • Rediscovery of Gaudi's Thought Processes (2:11)
  • Importance of Light in Gaudi Cathedral (3:18)
  • Gaudi: Natural and Virtual (3:00)
  • Gaudi's Drawing as a Guide (3:52)
  • Gaudi and Modern Technology (2:45)
  • Gaudi's Geometric Code (3:31)
  • Artistic Adventure of Cathedral Completion (2:42)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
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41922 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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