- The book explores Modernisme as an artistic and architectonic movement that marked a period full of social and technological changes
- It includes more than 300 pictures that portray Modernisme in different art fields, from sculpture and painting to jewellery and decoration
- This book on Catalan Modernism includes rigorous texts and detailed information to get to know everything about this movement, characterised by its beauty and ornamental richness
About the book
Considered the Catalan equivalent of the Art Nouveau, Modernisme was an artistic movement of great beauty that reached its peak in Barcelona around the late 19th century and the early 20th century, coinciding with a period of profound social, economic and technological changes.
Modernisme encompassed all artistic disciplines, though its presence was particularly felt in architecture. Figures such as Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Josep Maria Jujol closely collaborated with the top craftsmen of the time to construct buildings bursting with fantasy and imagination, which placed Barcelona at the forefront of the international artistic panorama.
This photography book gathers all the most emblematic works of modernist architecture, such as la Pedrera, the Palau de la Música Catalana, Casa Lleó i Morera and Casa Amatller. The book also explores the historical origins of Modernisme, and analyses its impact on fields such as jewellery, sculpture and decorative arts. The reader can therefore have a global vision of this unique movement, which ended up converting into a sign of identity of a period characterised by its thirst for innovation.
How is this book different to others?
This photographic book on Modernisme includes more than 300 photographs that show how the modernist style was applied in buildings, in architectonic elements and even in the decorations and the pieces of jewellery of the period.
Who is the book for?
This book on Modernisme is aimed at art and architecture lovers that want to take a closer look at this key moment in history, which marked a period full of social and technological changes.
What's inside the book?
This book has been published in the format Photo Edition, a book style with a clear predominance of photographs. The reader will find out about the most important examples of Modernisme and will be able to delve into this artistic movement that converted into a sign of identity for Catalan society in the late 19th and early 20th century.
What's this book like?
This book has been published in a handy paperback size, in order that the reader can take it on their visits and enjoy reading it where they wish. The paper used to manufacture the book has been accredited with the PEFC certification, which guarantees sustainable forest management and respect for the environment.
- Additional Information
- Weight (g): 450
- Binding: Paperback
- Size (cm): 19.5x17.5
- Author: Dosde Publishing
- Pages: 192
- Edition: Photo Edition