The Mystery Of Creation

Downloadable Video - 2015
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One of the most iconic structures ever conceived, Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia is an ambitious and astonishing architectural project first imagined by the controversial genius Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. The documentary Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation celebrates Gaudi's vision while exploring the continuing work of the thousands of artisans, laborers, and designers as they strive to complete the colossal basilica. More than 125 years after construction began, La Sagrada Familia remains unfinished. Despite this, it has been admired by art historians for decades. Art critic Rainer Zerbst said "it is probably impossible to find a church building anything like it in the entire history of art" and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Goldberger called it "the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages." Escaping the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, the film settles into the quiet ambiance of the basilica, peering into its nooks and crannies and listening to those who have devoted their lives to work on it. This unhurried, meticulous investigation allows the audience time to observe, perceive, and reflect upon the historical and spiritual significance of this glorious landmark while gaining deep insight into the ongoing process of artistic creation.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 90 min.)) : sd., col.
Additional Contributors: Haupt, Stefan
hoopla digital


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