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Puig i Cadafalch, as seen by Ramon Manent


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.

Until 28 January 2018


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