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Exhibition. The catalan book in the time of modernism

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Santiago Rusiñol. Romantic Novel, 1894. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.

Santiago Rusiñol. Romantic Novel, 1894. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.

In around 1900, the world of books reflected the philosophical and aesthetic concerns of a Catalan culture which, in the space of 50 years, had gone from a growing realisation of its uniqueness (thanks to the Renaixença movement) to becoming consolidated as part of the latest European cultural movement: Art Nouveau.

As the industrialisation of graphic arts and the dominance of Barcelona’s publishing houses within Spain coincided with the cultural and artistic movement of Modernisme (as it was known in Catalonia), this encouraged the flourishing of the book-object, and particularly the illustrated book. By combining text and image in the same space, modernist symbolist poets and painters conceived the book as a work of Total Art.

As well as the books themselves, the exhibition explores the entire process of creating a book, from the illustrators making the original drawings, to the reproduction of these images in print (involving remarkable changes in size, colour and appearance) right up to the advertising generated by the publishing industry through the simultaneous movement of poster art.

Exhibition open until April 25, 2021

SPACES

<p><strong>Llu&iacute;s Dom&egrave;nech i Montaner </strong>(Barcelona, 1850-1923)</p>
<p>Cover of Historia del Arte, 1886</p>
<p>Printed on book cloth</p>
<p>Biblioteca de Catalunya, Barcelona</p>
1. Aestheticism
1. Aestheticism
<p>Portrait of Alexandre de Riquer, 1875</p>
1.1. Book illustrations and industrial bookbinding
1.1. Book illustrations and industrial bookbinding
<p>Cover of Calendario para el a&ntilde;o 1896, published by Henrich y Cia., 1896</p>
2. The Modernist book
2. The Modernist book
<p><strong>Joaquim Xaudar&oacute; y Echau</strong>&nbsp;(Vigan, Philippines, 1872 &ndash; Madrid, 1933)</p>
<p>Poster for <em>Los Sports.</em> &Aacute;lbum, 1898&nbsp;</p>
<p>Lithograph on paper</p>
<p>Marc Mart&iacute; collection</p>
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2.1 The erudite bibliophile and the Societat Catalana de Bibliòfils
2.1 The erudite bibliophile and the Societat Catalana de Bibliòfils
<p><strong>Enric Prat de la Riba i Sarr&agrave; </strong></p>
<p><em>Ley jur&iacute;dica de la industria,</em> 1898</p>
<p>Biblioteca de Catalunya, Barcelona</p>
2.2 Binding art books in Catalonia in the time of Modernisme
2.2 Binding art books in Catalonia in the time of Modernisme
<p>Cover for <em>Els sots fer&eacute;stechs</em>, by Raimon Casellas. Barcelona, Tobella &amp; Costa, 1901</p>
3. The illustrated book, the epitome of graphic Modernisme
3. The illustrated book, the epitome of graphic Modernisme
<p>Liliana. Poema. Oliva: Vilanova &amp; Geltr&uacute;, 1907</p>
4. Modernisme and poetry collections
4. Modernisme and poetry collections

OBJECTS

Cover of Historia del Arte
Cover of Historia del Arte
Cover of Historia del Arte
Cover of Cuentos Vivos
Cover of Cuentos Vivos
Cover of Cuentos Vivos
Cover of Fortuny
Cover of Fortuny
Cover of Fortuny
Reproduction of the initial «A»
Reproduction of the initial «A
Reproduction of the initial «A»
Cover of La dama joven
Cover of La dama joven
Cover of La dama joven
Cover of Lo poema del cor
Cover of Lo poema del cor
Cover of Lo poema del cor
Cover of Calendario para el año 1892
Cover of Calendario para el añ
Cover of Calendario para el año 1892
Cover of A los toros
Cover of A los toros
Cover of A los toros
Cover of Montserrat
Cover of Montserrat
Cover of Montserrat
Cover of La Atlántida
Cover of La Atlántida
Cover of La Atlántida
Cover of Canigó
Cover of Canigó
Cover of Canigó
Illustrations from El Nabab
Illustrations from El Nabab
Illustrations from El Nabab
Poesias, ab un prolech de Joseph Yxart
Poesias, ab un prolech de Jose
Poesias, ab un prolech de Joseph Yxart
Agosto. Calendario para el año 1892
Agosto. Calendario para el año
Agosto. Calendario para el año 1892
Layout for Quan jo era noy
Layout for Quan jo era noy
Layout for Quan jo era noy
Quan jo era noy
Quan jo era noy
Quan jo era noy
Cuentos de Andersen
Cuentos de Andersen
Cuentos de Andersen
La casa vella, reliquiari
La casa vella, reliquiari
La casa vella, reliquiari
Draft for the cover of Fortuny
Draft for the cover of Fortuny
Draft for the cover of Fortuny
Initial «A» for Maria, by Jorge Isaacs
Initial «A» for Maria, by Jorg
Initial «A» for Maria, by Jorge Isaacs
Romantic novel
Romantic novel
Romantic novel
Drawing of a winged mythological creature
Drawing of a winged mythologic
Drawing of a winged mythological creature
Gat negre
Gat negre
Gat negre
Cover of Canigó, by Jacint Verdaguer
Cover of Canigó, by Jacint Ver
Cover of Canigó, by Jacint Verdaguer
Cover of Crisantemes
Cover of Crisantemes
Cover of Crisantemes
Cover of La Fiameta
Cover of La Fiameta
Cover of La Fiameta
Manuscrito metódico
Manuscrito metódico
Manuscrito metódico
Gramática Española.
Gramática Española.
Gramática Española.
Cover of De mi viña
Cover of De mi viña
Cover of De mi viña
Cover of Tria
Cover of Tria
Cover of Tria
Boda oficial
Boda oficial
Boda oficial
Ernestina
Ernestina
Ernestina
Los Sports
Los Sports
Los Sports
Keepsake
Keepsake
Keepsake
Cover of Poesía & Prosa
Cover of Poesía & Prosa
Cover of Poesía & Prosa
Universal exlibris and cover of Anuari Oliva
Universal exlibris and cover o
Universal exlibris and cover of Anuari Oliva
Cover of Recorts íntims
Cover of Recorts íntims
Cover of Recorts íntims
Cover of Salomé
Cover of Salomé
Cover of Salomé
L’oeuvre de Puig i Cadafalch
L’oeuvre de Puig i Cadafalch
L’oeuvre de Puig i Cadafalch
Cover of Natura
Cover of Natura
Cover of Natura
Cover of Ayres del Montseny
Cover of Ayres del Montseny
Cover of Ayres del Montseny
Cover of Marines y boscatjes
Cover of Marines y boscatjes
Cover of Marines y boscatjes
Cover of Ton y Guida
Cover of Ton y Guida
Cover of Ton y Guida
Cover of Solitud
Cover of Solitud
Cover of Solitud
Cover of Titellas febles
Cover of Titellas febles
Cover of Titellas febles
Cover of Indiana
Cover of Indiana
Cover of Indiana
Portrait of Joan Oliva Milà
Portrait of Joan Oliva Milà
Portrait of Joan Oliva Milà
Portrait of Víctor Oliva Sala
Portrait of Víctor Oliva Sala
Portrait of Víctor Oliva Sala
Logo for the publisher L’Avenç
Logo for the publisher L’Avenç
Logo for the publisher L’Avenç
Poster for Poesía & Prosa
Poster for Poesía & Prosa
Poster for Poesía & Prosa
Draft for a poster of La Fada
Draft for a poster of La Fada
Draft for a poster of La Fada
Poster for El crepúsculo
Poster for El crepúsculo
Poster for El crepúsculo
Poster for «Colección Ambos Mundos»
Poster for «Colección Ambos Mu
Poster for «Colección Ambos Mundos»
Dafnis y Cloe
Dafnis y Cloe
Dafnis y Cloe
Oeuvres de François Villon
Oeuvres de François Villon
Oeuvres de François Villon
Anyoranses
Anyoranses
Anyoranses
La Atlántida
La Atlántida
La Atlántida
Crisantemes
Crisantemes
Crisantemes
Marines y boscatjes
Marines y boscatjes
Marines y boscatjes
El alcázar de las perlas
El alcázar de las perlas
El alcázar de las perlas
Les cloches et qualques autres poemes
Les cloches et qualques autres
Les cloches et qualques autres poemes
Abril. Poema cíclich
Abril. Poema cíclich
Abril. Poema cíclich
Esthétique de la photographie
Esthétique de la photographie
Esthétique de la photographie
Preliminary binding for Art
Preliminary binding for Art
Preliminary binding for Art
Cançoner místich
Cançoner místich
Cançoner místich
Jesús infant
Jesús infant
Jesús infant
Poemes del mar
Poemes del mar
Poemes del mar
Teatre
Teatre
Teatre
Layout and design for lavish binding
Layout and design for lavish b
Layout and design for lavish binding
Woman reading
Woman reading
Woman reading
Man reading
Man reading
Man reading
L’Atlàntida
L’Atlàntida
L’Atlàntida
Contes de Perrault
Contes de Perrault
Contes de Perrault
Primer llibre d’exlibris d’en Triadó
Primer llibre d’exlibris d’en
Primer llibre d’exlibris d’en Triadó
Cover for El Cau Ferrat
Cover for El Cau Ferrat
Cover for El Cau Ferrat
Dafnis y Cloe
Dafnis y Cloe
Dafnis y Cloe
Cover of Les multituts
Cover of Les multituts
Cover of Les multituts
Jardins d’Espanya
Jardins d’Espanya
Jardins d’Espanya
Desde el molino
Desde el molino
Desde el molino
Anant pel món
Anant pel món
Anant pel món
Els dolços Indrets de Catalunya
Els dolços Indrets de Cataluny
Els dolços Indrets de Catalunya
Cover of Josafat
Cover of Josafat
Cover of Josafat
Ex-libris
Ex-libris
Ex-libris
Cover of Els exlibris Renart
Cover of Els exlibris Renart
Cover of Els exlibris Renart
Vignette from Crisantemes
Vignette from Crisantemes
Vignette from Crisantemes
Hèrcules amb un arbre encès
Hèrcules amb un arbre encès
Hèrcules amb un arbre encès
Advertisement for the book Dafnis y Cloe
Advertisement for the book Daf
Advertisement for the book Dafnis y Cloe
The author’s logo
The author’s logo
The author’s logo
Poster for L’alegria que passa
Poster for L’alegria que passa
Poster for L’alegria que passa
Poster for Poesies
Poster for Poesies
Poster for Poesies
Daltabaix
Daltabaix
Daltabaix
Poster for Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada
Poster for Enciclopedia Univer
Poster for Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada
Poster for Llibre d’hores
Poster for Llibre d’hores
Poster for Llibre d’hores
Anyoranses
Anyoranses
Anyoranses
Nocturn
Nocturn
Nocturn
Cover of Boires baixes
Cover of Boires baixes
Cover of Boires baixes
Cover of Oracions
Cover of Oracions
Cover of Oracions
Cover of Fulls de la vida
Cover of Fulls de la vida
Cover of Fulls de la vida
Què és l’home?
Què és l’home?
Què és l’home?
L’aranya
L’aranya
L’aranya
Caminant i germana
Caminant i germana
Caminant i germana
El boig
El boig
El boig
Poster for Oracions
Poster for Oracions
Poster for Oracions
Darrers fulls
Darrers fulls
Darrers fulls
Browsing through magazines
Browsing through magazines
Browsing through magazines
Between two chapters
Between two chapters
Between two chapters

INFORMATION

ADDRESS
TELEPHONE
WEBSITE
http://museusdesitges.cat/ca/exposicions/el-llibre-catala-en-temps-del-modernisme
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EMAIL
museusdesitges@diba.cat

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