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Hiroshi Teshigahara's camera takes us over, under, around, and into buildings and a park designed by Antonio Gaudí (1852 - 1926), Catalan architect, ceramist, and sculptor. Teshigahara ... See full summary »

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Hiroshi Teshigahara's camera takes us over, under, around, and into buildings and a park designed by Antonio Gaudí (1852 - 1926), Catalan architect, ceramist, and sculptor. Teshigahara suggests the influence of Romanesque churches and monasteries on Gaudí and the influence of the caves and crags of Montserrat, close to Barcelona. Every line of Gaudí's seems curved, and no surface is without textures. With little narration, the film takes us through Casa Vicens, projects for the industrialist Güell (including the Crypt of the Colònia Güell and Park Güell), Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, and Barcelona's landmark, the unfinished Templo de La Sagrada Familia. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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19 September 2010 | by (Palo Alto, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

...but not informative, as others have said. I knew next to nothing about Gaudi coming in, and that remains so. Perhaps this was intended to be a "natural" documentary, but then why include the two snippets of dialog? I guess the second extends the idea that Gaudi was just seeing himself as a seed, and his church is still growing long after his demise.

But the first instance?? Puzzling to me. The Takemitsu soundtrack I felt was fantastic early on, but then wore down, especially trying to take "liturgical" music and overlay it with some sort of glass harmonica high frequency anti-harmonics.

In hindsight, maybe I would have watched this by going to the specific chapters rather than flowing through the DVD, as then the chapter names had info on where exactly the footage was from. I felt his work often took the nature of vertebrae, albeit with aching twists, while one of my twin 8 year-olds bought into it being strictly taken from nature. The other twin sort of drifted off after awhile, just didn't capture him (and the music slightly repelled him to my dismay).

To call this an artful, well-composed home movie of travel is of course unfair, but it is not far off the mark. Still, more captivating than flipping pages through a book. I know the art should speak for itself, but I guess I would have welcomed others into the discussion.

And sadly, how about graffiti on several of Gaudi's creations? Sigh...

5/10


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