Antonio Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia was first completed 80 years after his death by the famous New Zealand architect Mark Burry. This film offers an in depth study of this masterpiece in Barcelona and explains how the unique style and designing successfully breathes in life to the Spanish community.
The program succeeds in portraying Mark Burry’s attempts, the immense challenge he undertook when he decided to complete LaSagrada Familia in an approach which is in perfect alignment with his real goals and motives. It portrays his immense skills, his passion and the challenges he faced during the entire construction process and the genius mastery involved in the entire process. Viewers encounter Mark whose design patterns employ heavily organic sculptural motif covered in plaster models. The film includes a number of interviews from people who were involved in the construction, its planning and the ultimate evolution of Gaudi’s architectural wonder.
It goes on to explain how constructionist's way by the master architect Antonio, successfully pushes the boundary of geometry, while adding and slowly subtracting shapes within different surfaces. Gaudi’s mastery and in depth knowledge is well evident from the parallel lines which are curved around the solid columns. Burry’s unconventional and unique employment of aeronautical design software along with the exemplary works of the ancient customary artisans help in invigorating the striking end chapter as one of architecture’s splendid legends. The results are completely astounding when users get to see a personal and close view. Burry’s work will always be the best in construction and will continually awe Art lovers across the globe. A wonderful documentary film, which is of special interest for anyone who has interest in architecture and designing!
(Liquid Stone: Unlocking Gaudí's Secrets, Enhanced DVD, 52 minutes) ISBN: 978-1-61616-901-5 Copy Right Date: 2009 CC