ANTONI GAUDI by JAMES JOHNSON SWEENEY AND JOSEP LLUÍS SERT. Cover by JOAN MIRÓ.
Gaudi's work is startling in its wildness, influenced by the Catalan architect's deepest passions: buildings, nature and religion, and transcendent of anything that came before. He reinvented the visual language of Gothic Modernisme, along with his compatriots Picasso, Miró, Dali (see yesterday's post) and Sert. If you're wondering what to do today, please accept this gentle but firm nudge from us: Go to Barcelona. Look up at Gaudi's cathedrals, his stained glass, his chimneys, the way they were meant to be viewed for utmost emotional effect, "covered in ivy and lit by the moon,” throw your phone in the sea, eat a salty fish, and start anew. Time for a rebirth.
11 x 7 x 0.6 inches