“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give. It is inherent in the spirit of man. It is a divine gift…everyone has this most precious of all life’s endowments—the gift of free agency; man’s inherited and inalienable right.”

--David O. McKay

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The One with The Basilica of the Sagrada Família

287. Title & Author: The Basilica of the Sagrada Família by Josep Maria Carandell (239 pages)
Genre: Nonfiction—Art & Architecture
Completed: 22 February 2014

Summary & Review:
In 1883, architect Antoni Gaudi took over the construction of a new basilica in Barcelona dedicated to the Holy Family. Over one hundred and thirty years later, Gaudi’s groundbreaking vision of La Sagrada Família is being carried on by the dedicated residents of the city. This guide to the church examines the history and construction of the church and includes dozens of high quality and eye-catching photographs of the structure and its interior.

La Sagrada Família is a fascinating story. Despite having had multiple architects, artists, sculptors, and craftsmen working on the project, it carries on united by Gaudi’s vision. It really is unlike any other Catholic church I have been in or seen. One of the coolest pictures in the book, which had a lot of incredibly beautiful photos, was a rendering of how the church will look when it’s finished. Supposedly the construction will be completed around 2030. I would love to go back to see it then!

Rating: 8.0

1 comment:

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I want to see more pictures from the book! They're a-ma-za-sing!