The beauty of a unique artistic movement


  • 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 Art Nouveau, Modernisme was an artistic movement of great beauty that reached its peak in Barcelona between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, coinciding with a time of profound social, economic and technological changes.

Catalan Modernism encompassed all artistic disciplines, although its incidence was especially noticeable in architecture. Figures such as Antoni Gaudí, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluís Domènech i Montaner and Josep Maria Jujol collaborated closely with the best craftsmen of the time to design fantastical buildings, which helped place Barcelona at the forefront of the international art scene. This photographic book brings together the most emblematic works of Modernist architecture, such as La Pedrera, the Palau de la Música Catalana, Casa Lleó i Morera, Casa Amatller and Hospital de Sant Pau.

This book, published by Dosde, also unveils the historical origins of Modernisme, and analyzes its impact on fields such as jewellery, sculpture and the decorative arts. Therefore the reader is provided with a global vision of this unrepeatable movement, which ended up becoming the hallmark of an era marked by the desire for renewal.


  • César (Oviedo)

    César (Oviedo)

    Excellent book

    It was a gift for my birthday and I read it in a very short time. It is very complete, with many photos and a text that includes facts and curiosities. Those who like modernism like I will love it.

  • Catalina (Teruel)

    Catalina (Teruel)

    Complete and carefully edited

    I am a lover of modernist art and architecture, so I liked because, in addition to being complete, it has many beautiful photographs. It not only includes modernism in architecture, but also in art, jewelry, etc. It is also edited with great quality.

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Book Details

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

  • Additional Information
  • Weight (g): 450
  • Binding: Paperback with flaps
  • Size (cm): 19,5 x 17,5
  • Author: Dosde
  • Pages: 0
  • Edition: Photo Edition
  • language
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Chinese
  • isbn
  • 978-84-9103-091-1
  • 978-84-9103-092-8
  • 978-84-9103-093-5
  • 978-84-9103-094-2
  • 978-84-9103-095-9
  • 978-84-9103-096-6
  • sku
  • 35-017-00
  • 35-017-01
  • 35-017-02
  • 35-017-03
  • 35-017-04
  • 35-017-07