Gaudí seen by Gaudí
The Manuscript of Reus or the graphic definition of the 'tarannà' of the Genius.
They say that art in general and of course architecture is a reflection of the spiritual state of man in his time.
Antoni Gaudí left nothing to chance. Therefore, when he was very young he wrote a set of autographed notes that reflect the concerns of a young student, energetic and willing to do magic playing with nature-inspired architecture.
It was some years before the Civil War when the architect Domènech Sugrañes decided to move a few documents from the Catalan Genius from the Sagrada Família to the Museum of Reus. Sugrañes wouldn’t imagine until years later, the importance of that decision, since the rest of files in the temple were destroyed by anarchists on July 21, 1936.
For this reason that this document is historically valuable, even though Antoni Gaudí‘s handwriting is not very intelligible. The manuscript is accompanied by various sketches of projects that the architect had in mind and serves to release certain aspects of the life and work of the Master from Reus. It also includes a notebook with different texts and drawings that the successor of Gaudi at Sagrada Familia, Domènec Sugrañes, decided to separate to meet the demands of originals for particular room dedicated to the illustrious sons of Reus of the Municipal Museum Prim-Rull.
Currently there are 500 reproductions of the manuscript edited by the Gaudí´s Centre in Reus which since 2007 coincided the opening of the Gaudí Centre.