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Barcelona Modern Architecture Guide

Manuel Gausa, Marta Cervelló, Maurici Pla, Ricardo Devesa

This guide brings together the most important and interesting examples of modern and contemporary architecture in Barcelona. It covers the emergence of Modernisme and Noucentisme, creative periods for which Barcelona is known the world over: the emblematic German Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe (1929), rationalist works conceived from the 40s and 50s, large housing projects of the 70s, the Olympic architecture of the late 80s, post-Olympic architecture, examples of the ongoing urban redefinition from the 90s, and the iconic architecture of the 21st century. Each entry has a brief description that includes planning and completion dates, a summary explanatory description, and subsequent restoration and alterations with a graphic coding system. This updated edition features the most recent architectural production (up until 2012), including landmarks such as Jean Nouvel’s Agbar tower, the 2004 Forum building by Herzog & de Meuron, the Media-ICT building by Enric Ruiz Geli, the Santa Caterina Market by EMBT and the Diagonal ZeroZero Telefonica Tower by EMBA.


Author: Manuel Gausa

Size: 17 x 14,5 cm
Pages: 600
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Flexibound
Publication date: August 2013
ISBN: English 978-84-96954-18-2
ISBN: Spanish 978-84-96954-17-5
ISBN: Catalan 978-84-98504-53-8
Price: 28€ / $34.95 / £26




Ricardo Daza

A historical photograph shows a room in a steel and glass building and a man which is evidently the architect Mies van der Rohe. Only the name of the photographer is known. In a manner more usually found in detective novels, the author has painstakingly researched the events surrounding its taking making deductions and gradually revealing in which room the architect is standing, in which building it is to be found, what the architect is looking at, what his stance and his gaze tell us about his person, his work. Step by step, the author systematically investigates the photograph, drawing fascinating conclusions and making astonishing revelations about the architecture, the man and his character from this one photograph. His hypothesis is illustrated by a short and compelling text and supported by further visual material.


Author: Ricardo Daza

Size: 16 x 17 cm.
Pages: 200
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hard
Publication date: April 2008
ISBN: English 978-84-96954-37-3
ISBN: Spanish 978-84-96954-36-6
Price: 16€ / $17.95 / £13.50