Visit to Alexandre de Riquer’s private library

Visit to Alexandre de Riquer’s private library

Wednesday March 21, April 25 and May 16, from 5 pm to 6 pm free entry to the exhibition and from 6 pm to 7 pm visit the library, free

Place: 
Temporary exhibition room 1 and Library Joaquim Folch i Torres
Prices: 

Free entry

Description:

Visit to the Joaquim Folch i Torres Library to learn about some of the books that were part of Alexandre de Riquer’s private library. Before, you can visit the exhibition William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement in Great Britain for free.

British artists exerted a notable influence on the work of Riquer, which combined Aubrey Beardsley's Japonism with the gothicism of William Morris, whom he met during his stay in 1894 in the British capital and which meant a change in his creations from this trip on.

You will know first-hand some of the copies that were part of Riquer's library: books illustrated by prominent British illustrators (Aubrey Beardsley, Robert Anning Bell, Arthur Rackham or Alice B. Woodward), works on exlibris, magazines (like Luz: periódico quincenal de arte moderno, Jugend, Pan, The Studio or Ver Sacrum) or other compilations.

 

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Information and reservation: 

 

Limited places

Must book a place

by phone (93 622 03 76)

or email ([email protected])

Maximum 20 people per visit

The defence of Guenevere and other poems / by William Morris ; illustrated by Jessie M. King. London & New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1904