Antonio Gaudí

Antonio Gaudí

Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara • 1984 • Japan

Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí (1852-1926) designed some of the world's most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made. Here their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Less a documentary than a visual poem, Teshigahara's Antonio Gaudí takes viewers on a tour of Gaudí's truly spectacular architecture, including his massive, still-unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. With camera work as bold and sensual as the curves of his subject's organic structures, Teshigahara immortalizes Gaudí on film.

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Antonio Gaudí
  • Antonio Gaudí

    Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara • 1984 • Japan

    Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí (1852-1926) designed some of the world's most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made. Here their artistr...

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  • Gaudí, Catalunya, 1959

    In 1959 Hiroshi Teshigahara shot the following 16 mm footage of he and his father’s first trip to Barcelona and the outlying Catalonian countryside, including a visit to the home of Salvador Dali in Port Lligat. The footage was recorded without sound.

  • Arata Isozaki on Hiroshi Teshigahara

    Perhaps best known in America for the design of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art building, architect Arata Isozaki once collaborated with Hiroshi Teshigahara as art director on his film THE FACE OF ANOTHER. The following interview with Isozaki was recorded in 2006.