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Puig i Cadafalch, as seen by Ramon Manent

23.11.17 - 28.01.18

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (Barcelona Design Museum) joins in the celebration of Puig i Cadafalch Year with a photographic exhibition by Ramon Manent i Rodon, a photographer specialising in art photography, who suggests his personal view of some of the architect’s most outstanding works.

Josep Puig i Cadafalch is a key figure in the history of Catalan art around the turn of the twentieth century. His many architectural works cannot be seen in isolation from his complex personality: he was not only an architect, but also a town planner, a Catalan nationalist politician, a governor engaged in developing public infrastructure, an archaeologist, an art historian and a promotor of cultural enterprises.

Architecture was Puig i Cadafalch’s first profession, and he practised it always in consonance with his multi-faceted interests. Puig i Cadafalch was a moderniser in terms of techniques and construction materials, one who also helped to renew architectural typologies. Above all, however, as Ramon Manent’s camera shows in this exhibition, Puig i Cadafalch masterfully fused artistic resources and craft traditions in his work, creating outstanding expressions of artistic freedom.

From 23 November 2017 to 28 January 2018


Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38
08018 Barcelona. Spain

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