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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
***This is a stunning piece of architecture***

I think it's a joke.

Why should one man's personal style be imposed so pronouncedly on a house of worship.

It's more like a cathedral to Gaudi's idiosyncrasies.
7 posted on 06/05/2005 3:26:09 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus
I think it's a joke.

As one who has studied (at the amateur level) and been impressed - to tears, even! - by the uniqueness of the revolutionary (yet commonsensical) structural engineering and design methods explored by Gaudi, I'm very sorry to have to read this.

But of course, the Catholic Church from which much of this building is inspired has been viewed as a joke by insiders and outsiders alike for 2000 years, so I suppose it goes with the territory.

At least his architecture pays attention and builds upon classical forms, which is more than one can say about the edifice completed in LA and the one proposed for Oakland.

Sorry it doesn't pass muster.

8 posted on 06/05/2005 4:41:46 PM PDT by Aristotle721 (The Recovering Choir Director - www.cantemusdomino.net/blog)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
I don't know what to make of it. It seems like it's trying to be traditional or gothic, but not really. I'd be curious to see how the altar, sanctuary and seating arrangement turns out.

I find it uncanny that it's designed by someone named "Gaudi". As if providence had this to be some type perfect Freudian slip and pun.

10 posted on 06/05/2005 4:59:07 PM PDT by AAABEST (Kyrie eleison - Christe eleison )
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