Text by Berta Marsé, Ricardo Feriche, Javier Velasco.
Throughout its complex past, Barcelona has managed to maintain its unique features: its famed architecture, monuments, style and spirit. Barcelona offers a visual chronological journey through the city with its stimulating mosaic of iconic images, many never before published, from past and present. The book begins in 1870, moving from the Expo to the crazy nights of 60s intellectuals to the energy of 1992. Finally comes a portrait of Barcelona through the lens of multiple generations: the images of local photographers such as Catala-Roca, Colita, Pomés and Masats, but also international greats such as Cartier-Bresson, Erwitt, Avedon, Koudelka, Newton and Parr, are accompanied by text that contextualizes them historically. Famed Barcelona figures, of course, make appearances as well: Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Ava Gardner, García Márquez, Cortázar and others are here captured in this beautiful tribute to a city and its cultural history.