2012 Lecture Series: Christian Tubau Arjona - Gaudi & The Shapes of Nature
Gaudí & The Shapes of Nature is a commentary on the most emblematic works by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). Accompanied by relevant images, the lecture will focus on the importance of natural morphology in his designs, elaborating a diachronic study of these works in order to show how the biological patterns were gradually gaining presence in his buildings, from an ornamental use in his early years, to a structural one in his final style, where the "curves of life" were the most ground-breaking feature and his most famous trademark. This process can also be summarized as: From the arabic style to biomorphism; or more generally, from Euclid's geometry to the fractal geometry of nature.
Christian Tubau Arjona is a Spanish writer and painter with a Ph.D in Spanish Literature. He has translated many architectural books from Spanish to English, including several monographs about the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. His poetry has been awarded and published in Spain. He currently lives with his family in West Bolton, Vermont.