Episode 32—Antoni Gaudí, Patron Saint of Architects?—Gabriela Gonzalez-Cremona
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For many people who have never been to Spain, their only image of the country may be the strange spires of Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia, designed by Antoni Gaudí. It is certainly the best-known building in Spain, despite still not being finished—and construction began in 1882! Indeed, Gaudí knew the building would not be completed in his lifetime, but was at peace with this, saying, “My client is not in a hurry.” He was an ascetic with a deep devotion to the Holy Family, and there is an ongoing cause for his beatification with which my guest is involved.
Images of Gaudí’s works https://www.pinterest.com/ukiahyaya/antoni-gaudi/?lp=true
Association for the Beatification of Antoni Gaudí http://translate.google.com/translate?client=tmpg&hl=en&langpair=es|en&u=http%3A//www.gaudibeatificatio.com/
The Association’s book on Gaudí and the beatification effort http://www.gaudibeatificatio.com/files/docs/GAUDI-BOOK.pdf
Theme music: “Franciscan Eyes”, written and performed by Thomas Mirus.
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