Essay by Jaume Capo. Artists include: Alexander Calder, Anthony Caro, Frank O. Gehry, Rebecca Horn, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro, Juan Munoz, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, Antoni Tapies, James Turrell and Lawrence Weiner.
Barcelona may be famous for its architecture and its history, but in amongst those Romanesque churches, winding Gothic streets and Gaudi apartment buildings lurks a museum full of permanent outdoor sculptures. More than 50 of the most noteworthy of these twentieth-century public artworks are reproduced here, including pieces by Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Richard Serra, Antoni Tapies, Frank Gehry, Ellsworth Kelly, Lawrence Weiner, Rebecca Horn, Joan Miro, Claes Oldenburg, Juan Munoz, Anthony Caro and James Turrell. Though it enjoyed an illustrious past as a Roman colony, Visigoth capital, and fourteenth-century martitime power, Barcelona Sculptures vividly proves that the capital of the Catalonia region is firmly ensconced in the modern world, especially the modern art world.