Library Exhibitions

  • Museo Provincial de Antigüedades. Catálogo del Museo Provincial de Antigüedades de Barcelona...

    Museo Provincial de Antigüedades. Catálogo del Museo Provincial de Antigüedades de Barcelona: publicado por la Comision provincial de monumentos históricos y artísticos. Barcelona: Comisión Provincial de Monumentos Históricos y Artísticos, 1888 (Barcelona: Imprenta Barcelonesa).

    Admitted to the Library with the Apel•les Mestres bequest, in 1952.

    Catalogue of the Provincial Museum of Antiquities of Barcelona, housed in Saint Agatha's Chapel. Antoni Elías de Molins, the museum's curator, produced it, resuming the work of cataloguing and organization carried out by Joan Cortada and Josep de Manjarrós. The inventory, illustrated, features 1,505 objects, 1,256 coins and 156 medals.

     

  • Historia General del Arte: escrita e ilustrada en vista de los monumentos y de la mejores obras publicadas hasta el día...

    Historia General del Arte: escrita e ilustrada en vista de los monumentos y de la mejores obras publicadas hasta el día; bajo la dirección de D. Luis Domènech (y D. José Puig y Cadafalch). Barcelona: Montaner y Simón, 1886-1897. Tomo I.

    Entered the Library with the Puig i Cadafalch purchase, in 2007.

    The first volume of the work, written by Domènech himself. It looks at the ancient civilizations and the Egyptian, Chaldean and Assyrian cultures, as they were styles very influential in Europe.

  • D'Ací i d'allà: magazine mensual. Dec 1934, vol. 22, no. 179. Barcelona, 1918-1936.

    D'Ací i d'allà: magazine mensual. Dec 1934, vol. 22, no. 179. Barcelona, 1918-1936.

    Catalan cultural magazine, published in Barcelona by Editorial Catalana. To begin with, edited by Josep Carner and later by Ignasi Folch i Torres and Carles Soldevila, on a monthly basis it looked at topical issues, history, art and literature. From number 74 in 1924 it began a new phase characterised by a change of format by the reproduction on the cover of each number of the work of a modern Catalan painter.

    Despite having a few gaps, the Library's collection is very complete. The period 1932-1936 is also in a facsimile edition.

    The picture shows a special Christmas issue dedicated to the art of the 20th century, with the cover illustrated by Joan Miró (1893-1983).

     
  • The Book of book-plates. Abr. 1900, vol. 1, núm. 1. Edinburgh, 1900-1905

    The Book of Book-plates. Apr 1900, vol. 1, no. 1. Edimburgh, 1900-1905. [original binding].

    Part of the Riquer acquisition of 1921.

    Quarterly magazine specializing in book-plates. It was published from 1900 to 1905.

    The Library possesses the complete collection formed of five volumes.

     
  • Alexander KOCH, Grossherzog Ernst Ludwig und die Ausstellung der Künstler-Kolonie in Darmstadt von Mai bis Oktober 1901. Darmstadt: Alex. Koch, 1901.

    Alexander KOCH, Grossherzog Ernst Ludwig und die Ausstellung der Künstler-Kolonie in Darmstadt von Mai bis Oktober 1901. Darmstadt: Alex. Koch, 1901.

    Book about the decorative arts with a spectacular cloth cover and a gilt central boss. Was published for the art exhibition held in Darmstadt in 1901.

     

  • Manolo Hugué: 16 febrer-15 abril 1990, Museu d'Art Modern, Barcelona. Barcelona: Museu d'Art Modern, 1990.

    Admitted as a donation by the Museu d'Art Modern, on February 26th 1990.

    An example of the exhibitions that the Museum offered on the Catalan artists most represented in its collections. This catalogue is the opportunity to publicize Manolo Hugué in a more exhaustive way and with new contributions, in both the artistic and documentary aspects.

  • Josep GUDIOL i CUNILL, Els Primitius: primera part: els pintors: la pintura mural. Barcelona: S. Babra, 1927.

    Josep GUDIOL i CUNILL, Els Primitius: primera part: els pintors: la pintura mural. Barcelona: S. Babra, 1927.

    A work that constitutes the first systematization and general and complete study of Catalan Romanesque painting, both mural and on wood and miniature.

    In the image we see the main apse of the church in Mur, Pallars Jussà.

     
  • L'Art català. Barcelona: Aymà, cop. 1955-1958.

    Entered the Library purchased from the Librería Royo, on July 31st 1958.

    A synthesis of Catalan art edited by Folch i Torres and brought up to date by the best specialists of the moment: Serra i Ràfols, Ferrando i Roig, Junyent, Puig i Cadafalch, Verrié, Martorell, Florensa, Duran i Sanpere, Ainaud de Lasarte, Benet, Casanovas, Bergòs, Selva, Benet and Aurell.

    Includes a large number of images and bibliography.

     
  • August Liebmann MAYER,Francisco de Goya. München: F. Bruckmann, 1923

    August Liebmann MAYER, Francisco de Goya. München: F. Bruckmann, 1923.

    Belongs to the lot from the 1929 exhibition.

    Monograph about Goya by the German art critic August Liebmann Mayer. This author establishes parallels between the painter and the Expressionist movement. His contribution represents the reappraisal of many works by Goya.

     
  • Museum: revista mensual de artMuseum: revista mensual de arte español antiguo y moderno y de la vida artística contemporánea. 1911, vol. 1. Barcelona, 1911-193?

    Museum: revista mensual de arte español antiguo y moderno y de la vida artística contemporánea. 1911, vol. 1. Barcelona, 1911-193? [original binding].

    Entered the Library with the Masriera donation, in 1932.

    Monthly magazine published in Barcelona, devoted to both the presentation of ancient and modern Spanish art, and to the dissemination of the artistic events of the day.

    Made up of a total of seven volumes, the Library has all seven, some of them incomplete. For its consultation there is a micro-filmed copy.

     
  • Cahiers d'art. 1937, year 12, no. 4/5. Paris, 1926-1960.

    Cahiers d'art. 1937, year 12, no. 4/5. Paris, 1926-1960.

    Art magazine published in Paris uninterruptedly, from 1926 to 1960. Despite being basically devoted to contemporary art, it also looked at archaeology, poetry, film and music. Published by the art collector Christian Zervos, over the years major artists contributed to it, which boosted both the content and the artistic value of the publication.

    The Library has virtually the complete collection of the magazine.

     

  • Tschechische avantgarde-fotografie: 1918-1948. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 1999

    Admitted to the Library as a donation by the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya's Department of Photography.

    Catalogue of the exhibition held in Münich, Neue Sammlung Staatliches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, July-September 1999. It is a travelling exhibition that was put on in various cities, one of them Barcelona, as part of the Primavera Fotográfica, and entitled: Bellesa Moderna. Les avantguardes fotogràfiques txeques, 1918-1948, at the MNAC, April-June 1998.

  • Douglas COOPER, Juan Gris: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint. Paris: Berggruen, 1977

    Admitted on September 27th 1978.

    Catalogues raisonnés are the main source on the artist's work. They show us all the works attributed to him, with technical data, images and bibliography.

    The Library has a good collection of this resource, fundamental for artistic research.

  • Derrière le miroir. June 1982, no. 253. Paris, 1946-1982.

    Review promoted by the French collector and dealer Aimé Maeght, devoted to the plastic arts in  the second half of the 20th century. Published for the special exhibitions held at the Galerie Maeght in Paris, it includes original lithographs by the different artists taking part.

    The Library's collection covers the period 1947-1982 with some gaps.

    The issue in the picture includes the cover illustrated by Antoni Tàpies.

     
  • Actas de los Congresos de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales 1976-1996 [Recurs electrònic]. [S.l.] : Andrés Escalera, Eduardo Porta, DL 1996

    Admitted to the Library through exchange with the Generalitat Valenciana, on December 15th 1998.

    A work on CD-ROM support that includes the minutes of the conferences on conservation and restoration, held in Spain in the years 1976 and 1996.

  • El Año artístico. 1925/1926. Madrid, 1916-1928.

    El Año artístico. 1925/1926. Madrid, 1916-1928.

    Yearbook published in Madrid, by the Spanish journalist and art critic José Francés. Each volume contains a compilation of reviews and commented news items referring to the fine arts in Spain.

    The complete collection is available in the Library.

    The volume in the picture, corresponding to 1925/1926, was published in Barcelona by the Lux publishing house in 1928.

     
  • Guadalimar: revista quincenal de las artes. Març/abr. 1980, núm. 50. Madrid, 1975

    Journal designed to disseminate contemporary Spanish art. It was first published in 1975 and stopped in 2002.

    The Library has the complete collection.

    The issue in the picture, with the layout of the cover done by Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002), is from the year of his retrospective exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

  • H. van de WAAL, Iconclass: an iconographic classification system. Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co., 1973.

    Admitted September 2nd 1992.

    It is a system of iconographic classification, used in many databases, among them the Index of Christian art (can be consulted in the Library), for the description and recovery of information relative to the images.

     
  • Gaseta de les arts. June 1928, year 1, no. 1. Barcelona, 1924-1930.

    Gaseta de les arts. June 1928, year 1, no. 1. Barcelona, 1924-1930.

    Journal founded and edited by Joaquim Folch i Torres, with the main aim of bringing the plastic arts close to the general public. Every fortnight it informed on matters and events related to art, art history and archaeology taking place in Catalonia and elsewhere. Among others, Rafel Benet, Sebastià Gasch, Josep Gudiol and Carles Capdevila contributed.

    The Library has the complete collection on paper and microfilm.

     
     
     
     
  • Mir: catàleg: exposició: 25 de març de 1933 7 d'abril de 1933. Barcelona: A Can Maragall, [1933]. [8]p.

    Mir: catàleg: exposició: 25 de març de 1933 7 d'abril de 1933. Barcelona: A Can Maragall [1933]. [8] p.

    This item from the Library's small catalogues section enables us to see the evolution of this kind of document that, in 1933, is no longer just a leaflet, but a small eight-page booklet that, moreover, includes illustrations.

     
  • Obres mestres del romànic: escultures de la Vall de Boí. [Barcelona]: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, cop. 2004.

    Catalogue of the exhibition held in Paris, Musée National du Moyen Âge, September 14th 2004 – January 3rd 2005, and in Barcelona, MNAC, January 18th – March 20th 2005. For the first time, the sculptures that in the 12th century decorated the churches in the Western Catalan Pyrenees were presented together in Catalonia. It was a unique opportunity to see the complete  Erill la Vall Descent from the Cross.

     
  • Miró: forta pictòrica: matèria impregnada d'una refractibilitat cóngestionant. Barcelona: Galeries Dalmau, 1918. [1]f.

    Miró: forta pictòrica: matèria impregnada d'una refractibilitat congestionant. Barcelona: Galeries Dalmau, 1918. [1]f.

    Small catalogue published by Oliva of Vilanova, corresponding to the first individual exhibition by Joan Miró.

    In the picture, the front signed by J. M. Junoy, in 1917, announces the title of the exhibition. On the back, there is the complete information, with the place, the date and the list of works on display.

     
  • Breu relació dels dibuixos & estudis al oli fi que alguns pintors parroquians han exposat a la sala gran dels Quatre Gats...

    Breu relació dels dibuixos i estudis al oli fi que alguns pintors parroquians han exposat a la sala gran dels Quatre Gats: els demés parroquians podran veure.la i dir.hi lo que'ls sembla, del diumenge 11 al diumenge 18: Barcelona, MDCCCXCVII. Barcelona: L'Avenç [1897].

    Oldest item in the Library's small catalogues collection. The origin of this section lies in an advertisement in La Veu de Catalunya in 1913. In the picture we see the cover and the inside of the document, with the list of artists and works exhibited. It is the only testimony to this show and this is why the small catalogues section is important with regard to artistic activities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

     
  • Breviarium Cartusianum. Venetiae: Andrea Torresani, tertio nonas maij MCCCCICI

    Part of the Riquer acquisition, dating from 1921.

    It is one of the few incunabula contained in the Library. It stands out for a notable binding and for its decoration, which includes delicate coloured floral borders and gilt capital letters.

     
  • Alonso CARRANZA, El Aiustamie[n]to i proporcion de las monedas de oro, plata i cobre, i la reduccion destos metales á su debida estimacion, son regalia singular del rei de España, i de las Indias, nuestro señor, que lo es del oro i plata del Orbe...

    Alonso CARRANZA, El Aiustamie[n]to i proporcion de las monedas de oro, plata i cobre, i la reduccion destos metales á su debida estimacion, son regalia singular del rei de España, i de las Indias, nuestro señor, que lo es del oro i plata del Orbe, año de 1629. Madrid: por Francisco Martinez, 1629.

    Part of the donation by Manuel Vidal and Ramon Quadras in 1914: a total of 700 books about numismatics.

    Bound in parchment, it includes hand-written annotations by the first owners.

  • Negre + …: revista d'art i poesia. Otoño de 1984, núm. 6. Barcelona, 1983-198?.

    Catalan quarterly magazine, published by Edicions del Cotal, edited by Joan Josep Tharrats. Devoted to contemporary art and published in the form of loose leaves inside a folder, it contains graphic work and texts about literature and aesthetic research. Depending on the colour of the folder, the title of the magazine varies: “Negre + rosa, Negre + beix, etc.”. Twenty numbers were published with a print run of 250 copies each.

    The Library has the complete collection of this magazine.

    The magazine in the picture is a number dedicated to Marcel Duchamp.

     
  • The Connoisseur: an illustrated magazine for collectors. Sept 1901, vol. 1, no. 1. London, 1901-1992.

    The Connoisseur: an illustrated magazine for collectors. Sept 1901, vol. 1, no. 1. London, 1901-1992.

    Journal initially monthly and later quarterly, devoted to art collecting. Published in London to begin with, later in New York.

    We find it complete in the Library between 1901 and 1944, and from 1945 to 1992 with some years incomplete.

     
  • Museu d'Art de Catalunya. Frontals romànics catalans del Museu d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona: Junta de Museus, 1934

    Museu d'Art de Catalunya. Frontals romànics catalans del Museu d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona: Junta de Museus, 1934.

    Important systematization of Catalan painting on wood, illustrated in full colour.

    Published in 1934, when the Museu d'Art de Catalunya opened on Montjuïc.

     

  • Pan. 1895, núm. 1/2. Berlin, 1895-1900

    Pan. 1895, no. 1/2. Berlin, 1895-1900 [original binding].

    Belongs to the lot of the Riquer acquisition. Includes the book-plate by Alexandre de Riquer.

    Art and literature publication, founded in Berlin by the poet Otto Julius Bierbaum and the critic and publicist Julius Meier-Graefe. It is considered to be the first journal published on the continent of Europe as an expression of art nouveau. Its five volumes are characterized by being illustrated with original engravings, lithographs, etc.

    The Library has the years 1895-1899.

     
  • ”Solemne inauguración del Museo de Arte Moderno en el Palacio de la Ciudadela: asistió el director general de Bellas Artes en representación del Excmo. Señor Ministro de Educación General”, Diario de Barcelona, Barcelona, June 6th 1945.

    ”Solemne inauguración del Museo de Arte Moderno en el Palacio de la Ciudadela: asistió el director general de Bellas Artes en representación del Excmo. Señor Ministro de Educación General”, Diario de Barcelona, Barcelona, June 6th 1945.

    One of the subjects that have constantly been stored in the Library's press archive are the Catalan museums, especially those in Barcelona. In the picture we see an example of this. Only in this kind of document can we find such detailed and precise information.

     
  • Joan BASSEGODA NONELL, ”El, o los modernismos: facetas y matices de un estilo”, La Vanguardia española, Barcelona, December 5th 1971.

    Document belonging to the Library's press archive, complementing the bibliography we have of the author Joan Bassegoda Nonell, a specialist in the restoration of monuments, professor of the School of Architecture in Barcelona and director of the Real Cátedra Gaudí.

     
  • Oscar MÉTÉNIER, Aristide Bruant: le Chansonnier. Paris: Au Mirliton, 1893.

    Oscar MÉTÉNIER, Aristide Bruant: le Chansonnier. Paris: Au Mirliton, 1893.

    Part of the Ynglada bequest, admitted to the Library on November 23rd 1959.

    Monograph about Aristide Bruant (1851-1925) with the cover illustrated by Théophile Alexandre Steilen, Swiss painter and draughtsman who held great influence over many Catalan Modernistes and post-Modernistes.

     
  • Removedor. Dec 1950, no. 27. Montevideo, 1945-1953.

    Instrument of expression and diffusion of the artistic activity carried out in the Torres-García Workshop, founded in Montevideo in 1943 by the Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres-García.

    The Library has only this number.

    The picture shows a special issue of the magazine, dedicated to Joaquín Torres-García.

     
  • Actas del XXIII Congreso internacional de historia del arte: España entre el Mediterráneo y el Atlántico. Granada: Universidad de Granada, Departamento de Historia del Arte, 1976-1978. 3 vols.

    Admitted as a donation from Joan Ainaud de Lasarte, on November 25th 1976.

    This 23rd conference celebrated the hundred years of international art history conferences. The first was held in Vienna in 1876.

    The Library has an extensive and specialized collection of art conference minutes.

  • Hollstein, F.W.H. The New Hollstein Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts 1450-1700: Peeter van der Borcht Book illustrations Part VI. Rotterdam (The Netherlands): Sound and Vision Interactive, 2007.

    Work that is part of the important Hollstein work of reference for the study of engraving. It is based on the studies of Friedrich Wilhelm Hollstein (1888-1957), a prints and drawings dealer in Berlin.

    Publication begins in 1949 with the first volume on Dutch and Belgian engravings, and in 1954 continues with the first volume of the parallel series on German engravings. Since then, new numbers and updates of both series have been published periodically.

    The Library has the complete collection.

     
  • Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité du moyen-âge, de la Renaissance ...

    Donation by the heirs of Emili Cabot i Rovira, admitted in 1925.

    An auction catalogue with the auction sale prices and the buyers written down in the margin.

     

  • Jahrbuch für Antike und Christentum. 1972, vol. 15. Münster, 1958-.

    Annual publication dedicated to ancient Christian art and the history of the Church. To begin with, produced by the Franz Joseph Dölger-Institut of Bonn University, and from 1975, by the Rheinisch-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

    The Library's collection begins in 1958 with the first volume pubished and runs to the present day.

     
  • ICOM Committee for Conservation. 14th Triennial Meeting 12-16 september 2005: preprints. London: James & James, cop. 2005

    Work by the International Museums Council, an international organization of museums and their professionals, addressing the conservation, the maintenance and the communication of the world's natural and cultural heritage. Among its activites is the organization of general conferences every three years.

    The picture shows the publication of the last conference, held in 2005 in The Hague.

     
  • La Ilustració catalana. 10 Jul 1880, year 1, no. 1. Barcelona, 1880-1917.

    La Ilustració catalana. 10 Jul 1880, year 1, no. 1. Barcelona, 1880-1917.

    Part of the Masriera donation of 1932.

    Periodical publication, every ten days at first and fortnightly after 1882. Created in Barcelona with the aim of being the chronicle of the most important events in the Catalonia of the day and of presenting the general public with artistic and cultural manifestations as well as the scientific knowledge of the period. Outstanding among its many collaborators during the fourteen years it was published were Jacint Verdaguer, Valentí Almirall, Àngel Guimerà, Jacint Laporta, Artur Masriera, Dolors Monserdà and Frederic Mistral.

     
  • The Golden Haggadah: a fourteenth-century illuminated Hebrew manuscript in the British Museum [Additional Manuscript 27210]; introduced by Bezalel Narkiss. London: Engrammia: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1970.

    Admitted to the Library in 1970.

    Facsimile of a notable Hebrew manuscript that, when it was acquired by the British Library in 1865, originated the collection of Hebrew manuscripts.

    This Haggadah was made in Barcelona or thereabouts, in 1320. Commissioned by a rich Jewish family, it is known as ”Golden” for the unusual gold leaf background of the 56 miniatures, corresponding to scenes from the biblical Books of Genesis and Exodus.

     
  • Els Dolços indrets de Catalunya: col·lecció de dibuixos de Torné Esquius. Vilanova y Geltrú: Oliva, 1910.

    Els Dolços indrets de Catalunya: col·lecció de dibuixos de Torné Esquius. Vilanova y Geltrú: Oliva, 1910.

    Admitted to the Library in 1925.

    A work highly representative of the work of the draughtsman Pere Torné Esquius. This album, con 39 reproductions of pen drawings, reflects the noucentistes aspirations for an ideal Catalonia.

     
  • El Arte románico: exposición organizada por el Gobierno Español bajo los auspicios del Consejo de Europa: guía: Barcelona y Santiago de Compostel·la, 10 julio a 10 octubre 1961

    Guide to the major Romanesque art exhibition, sponsored by the Council of Europe and held jointly in Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela.

    In the Museo de Arte de Cataluña in Barcelona, the pieces from various countries were presented, while Santiago presented the most outstanding pieces associated with the pilgrimage routes.

  • Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando...

    Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.Distribucion de los premios concedidos por el Rey N.S. a los discipulos de las Tres Nobles Artes, hecha por la Real Academia de S. Fernando en la Junta general de 22 de diciembre de 1754. Madrid: en la Oficina de Gabriel Ramírez, 1755.

    Acquisition made on March 2nd 1943 from the Librería Antigua y Moderna, Barcelona.

    It is the oldest document in the Library referring to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, created in 1752.

     
  • J.F. RÀFOLS, Pere Blay i l'arquitectura del renaixement a Catalunya, cedulari manuscrit

    J. F. RÀFOLS, Pere Blay i l'arquitectura del renaixement a Catalunya, cedulario manuscrito.

    Admitted  as a donation by the author Ràfols, on May 4th 1934.

    An item from the Library's manuscripts collection, formed by about eighty documents, in which we find names like Casellas, Torres-García, Utrillo and Folch i Torres.

  • Saló Parés: exposició extraodinaria: invitació [diumenge 22 d'octubre de 1911]. Barcelona: R. Tobella, [1911]

    Saló Parés: exposició extraordinaria: invitació [Sunday October 22 1911]. Barcelona: R. Tobella [1911].

    Piece dating from the early 20th century, belonging to the Library's small catalogues section. It is an invitation to the exhibition in the Sala Parés with a list of the works on display inside.

     
  • Explication des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants exposés au Palais Royal le 1er avril 1852

    Explication des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants exposés au Palais Royal le 1er avril 1852. Paris: Charles de Mourgues... Musées nationaux, 1852.

    A copy that came into the Library through an exchange with the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, on March 22nd 1997.

    Catalogue of the Salon held in Paris in 1852.

    The Library has a long series of original catalogues of these Salons.

  • Papeles de Son Armadans: revista mensual dirigida por Camilo José Cela. 1961

    Papeles de Son Armadans: revista mensual dirigida por Camilo José Cela. 1961, year 6, t. 20, no. 59 bis. Madrid; Palma de Mallorca, 1956-1979. [Cover illustrated by Àngel Ferrant (1890-1961)].

    Monthly journal of literature and thought, founded in 1956 and edited by Camilo José Cela. Notable for its large number of collaborators from the world of Spanish art and culture in the second half of the 20th century.

    Except for some issues from the first ten years, the Library has the complete collection.

  • Josep PUIG i CADAFALCH, La Geografia i els orígens del primer art romànic. Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Catalans, 1930.

    Josep PUIG i CADAFALCH, La Geografia i els orígens del primer art romànic. Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Catalans, 1930.

    A copy that is part of a run of 700 “publication paid for by the Institució Patxot”.

    After L'arquitectura romànica a Catalunya, Puig i Cadafalch wished to show the area covered by early Romanesque art and trace the origins of the style. A valuable work, pioneering in its day, it is the result of direct research into the monuments in Europe, and in the photographic archives of several European and American libraries and universities.

    The picture shows the part of the book dealing with the evolution of the monastery of Santa Maria in Ripoll.

     

  • Josep GUDIOL i CUNILL, Nocions de arqueología sagrada catalana. Vich: Imp. de la Viuda de R. Anglada, 1902.

    Josep GUDIOL i CUNILL, Nocions de arqueología sagrada catalana. Vich: Imp. de la Viuda de R. Anglada, 1902.

    Belongs to the lot from the International Exhibition of 1929.

    This work is considered the first Catalan manual of mediaeval monumental archaeology. It systematizes Catalan mediaeval art into Romanesque and Gothic. There is a chapter devoted to the sumptuary arts and, as a novelty, the chapter that incorporates iconography.

     
  • Catálogo del primer salón de otoño: fundado por la Asociación de Pintores y Escultores: Madrid, octubre 1920. Madrid: La Asociación, 1920

    Catálogo del primer salón de otoño: fundado por la Asociación de Pintores y Escultores: Madrid, octubre 1920. Madrid: La Asociación, 1920.

    The Library has an extensive collection of catalogues of exhibitions held all over the world. This one is of the first Autumn Salon held in Madrid.

     
  • Gazette des beaux-arts. Oct 1956, year 98, no. 1053. Paris, 1859-2002.

    Founded in Paris in 1859 by the art critic Charles Blanc, it was published until 2002.

    The Library's collection covers the period 1876-2002 (complete 1956-2002).

     
  • Butlletí dels museus d'art de Barcelona: publicació de la Junta de Museus de Barcelona. 1932, vol. 2. Barcelona, 1931-1937.

    Butlletí dels museus d'art de Barcelona: publicació de la Junta de Museus de Barcelona. 1932, vol. 2. Barcelona, 1931-1937.

    Monthly publication aimed at publicizing the activities of the Museums Board and the study of the principal works of art in the museums of Barcelona. Its editor was Joaquim Folch i Torres, at the same time the man in charge of the Museums in that period. Illustrated with photo-engravings.

    Can be consulted in the Library on paper and microfilm. Continued by Anales y boletín de los museos de arte de Barcelona, also available.

     
  • L'Amour de l'art. 1947, year 27, no. 21/22. Paris, 1945-195?.

    Art journal edited by the French art historian and curator Germain Bazin.

    The Library's collection covers the period 1945-1952 with some gaps.

    The picture shows a special issue, dedicated to Impressionism.

     

  • Anales y boletín de los museos de arte. 1960, vol. 14. Barcelona, 1941-1968.

    Continuation of the Butlletí dels museus d'art de Barcelona (1931-1937). During the period 1941-1945, every issue had two sections: Anales y boletín de los museos de arte de Barcelona. Arte antiguo and Anales y boletín de los museos de arte de Barcelona. Arte moderno.

    The complete collection is available in the Library.

     
  • André ROUVEYRE, Repli. [Paris]: Éditions du Bélier, [1947]

    Entered the Library purchased from the Galerias Layetanas on March 7th 1957.

    it is a literary work, written by André Rouveyre and illustrated by the artist Henri Matisse.

    Issue numbered 133/315, signed personally by the two authors: Rouveyre and Matisse.

  • Ariel: revista de les arts. 1946, [núm.] 1. Barcelona, 1946-1951

    Ariel: revista de les arts. 1946, [no.] 1. Barcelona, 1946-1951.

    Monthly art review founded in 1946 by Josep Romeu, Miquel Tarradell, Joan Triadú, J. Palau Fabre and F.P. Verrié. 23 issues were published to which Catalan writers of the time contributed, like Josep Carner, Salvador Espriu, J.V. Foix, Rosa Leveroni and Joan Vinyoli. Among its illustrators were Antoni Clavé, Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Joan Miró, Montserrat Casanova and J.F. Ràfols.

    The Library's collection covers the years 1946-1948.

     

  • The Studio: an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art. 1893, vol. 1. London, 1893-1964 [original binding].

    The Studio: an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art. 1893, vol. 1. London, 1893-1964 [original binding].

    Admitted to the Library with the Riquer acquisition, in 1921.

    Monthly journal of great importance in the sphere of the decorative arts published in London from 1893 to 1964.

    The Library has virtually the entire collection between 1893 and 1963. Special monographic numbers appeared periodically, some of them to be found in our catalogue under the general title The Studio special number. Continued from 1964 by Studio International and also available in the Library.

     
  • Butlletí del Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. 2005, vol. 8. Barcelona, 1993.

    Begun in 1993, its chief aim is to publicize the Museum's activity and the collections in it. Through the publication of scientific articles it also publicizes the research activity carried out in the context of its collections. The last volume published is number 8 (2005).

    The complete collection is available in the Library.

    Volume devoted to the opening of the MNAC in 2004.

  • ”The tribute to Rusiñol: The opening of 'Cau Ferrat', in Sitges, as a public museum...

    ”The tribute to Rusiñol: The opening of 'Cau Ferrat', in Sitges, as a public museum, was a nice ceremony in which the whole town took part”La Noche, Barcelona, April 17 1933, year X, no. 2347.

    The Library's press archive is formed of documents going back to the beginning of the 20th century, although collection of them was not begun systematically until 1968.

    Most of the oldest cuttings in the archive correspond to news items from magazines, like La Veu de Catalunya, of which we already have the complete collection. In the photo, on the other hand, we see a cutting taken from a newspaper in 1933; in this case, an evening paper.

     
  • Recuerdos y bellezas de España: [Principado de Cataluña]: bajo la Real protección...

    Recuerdos y bellezas de España: [Principado de Cataluña]: bajo la Real protección...: obra destinada a dar a conocer sus monumentos y antigüedades, en láminas dibujadas del natural y litografiadas por F. J. Parcerisa. Barcelona: Imprenta de Joaquin Verdaguer, 1839.

    The Library has two copies of this volume. This one is from the Francesc Martorell i Peña collection and the second, from the Rossend Partagàs bequest.

    In this first volume, of a series of eleven, Parcerisa includes, accompanied by a text by the writer Pau Piferrer, a large number of images of places in Catalonia, fundamentally mediaeval buildings.

  • Museu d'Art Modern. Catàleg de pintura segles XIX i XX: Fons del Museu d'Art Modern. Barcelona: l'Ajuntament, 1987.

    Donation by the Museu d'Art Modern.

    Reference book on modern Catalan painting. Contains the technical file and photo of 2,954 works corresponding to 820 artists. Includes name index of artists, of former collectors, of artists donating their own work and of works of diverse provenance.

     
  • Luz: periódico quincenal. 2a setmana d'oct. 1898. Barcelona, 1897-1898

    Luz: periódico quincenal. 2ª semana de oct. 1898. Barcelona, 1897-1898.

    A magazine considered in its day the voice of Modernisme, it was created in Barcelona by the writer Josep Maria Roviralta and the painter Darío de Regoyos. It had two periods, the first formed by six issues and the second by twelve. Among the writers who contributed to it are Santiago Rusiñol, Josep Pijoan and Josep Aladern. The illustrators who worked on it include Isidre Nonell, Ricard Opisso and Evelí Torrent.

    The Library has the entire collection, as well as the facsimile edition.

    The picture shows a cover illustrated by Josep Maria Roviralta.

     
  • Josep Francesc RÀFOLS I FONTANALS, Modernismo y modernistas. Barcelona: Destino, 1949.

    Donated by Senyor Teixidor. Admitted on January 18th 1950.

    The contribution made by J. F. Ràfols is basic for our knowledge of Modernisme. His works were the first to stand up for this current which had by then had been discredited.

     
  • Catàleg del Museu d'Art de Catalunya: primera part: art romànic, art gòtic, art del Renaixement, art barroc. Barcelona: Junta de Museus, 1936.

    Catàleg del Museu d'Art de Catalunya: primera part: art romànic, art gòtic, art del Renaixement, art barroc. Barcelona: Junta de Museus, 1936.

    Catalogue of the collections exhibited in the Museu d'Art de Catalunya, from Romanesque to Baroque, with illustrations using very simple drawings, which help visitors to get their bearings. Gives a very clear and precise picture of the installation of the Romanesque art collections in the Palau Nacional on Montjuïc. Work written by Joaquim Folch i Torres.

    In the picture, the Sant Climent de Taüll room.

     

  • Asociación Artístico-Arqueológica Barcelonesa. Exposición de trages (sic) y armas: catálogo. Barcelona: Establecimiento tipográfico de los sucesores de N. Ramirez. C. 1878.

    Asociación Artístico-Arqueológica Barcelonesa. Exposición de trages (sic) y armas: católogo. Barcelona: Establecimiento tipográfico de los sucesores de N. Ramirez. C. 1878.

    The Asociación Artístico-Arqueológica Barcelonesa published photographic or monographic albums on all kinds of arts annually, often associated with the exhibitions it organized. The Library conserves 18 albums.

     
  • Informe sobre el resultado de la Exposición retrospectiva celebrada por la Academia de Bellas Artes de Barcelona en 1867...

    Informe sobre el resultado de la Exposición retrospectiva celebrada por la Academia de Bellas Artes de Barcelona en 1867 dado a la misma Academia por la comisión encargada de dicha exposición. Barcelona: Imprenta de Celestino Verdaguer, 1868.

    Came into the Library with the Apel•les Mestres bequest, in 1952. Includes the book-plate by Apel•les Mestres.

    The 1867 exhibition was the first review of the artistic patrimony conserved in Catalonia, in reference to both public and private collections. This publication, which includes a large number of illustrations, is considered fundamental for the historiography of Catalan art.

     
  • José HIERRO, “Una exposición única en el mundo: piezas valoradas en miles de millones de pesetas viajan hacia España”, El Alcázar, Madrid, 20 de juny de 1961

    Document that complements the information on the Romanesque art exhibition held jointly in 1961 in Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela.

    A very extensive thematic dossier has been compiled in the Library's press archive on the part of the collection related to this exhibition.

    This news item is from a period when the newspapers reached the Library after being selected by the Camarasa company.

     

  • Diego ANGULO IÑIGUEZ, Alfonso Emílio PÉREZ SÁNCHEZ. A Corpus of Spanish Drawings. London: Harvey MillerOxford: Oxford University Press, cop. 1977-1988. Vol. I

    Admitted on September 9th 1977.

    Important work of reference on Hispanic drawings from the year 1400 to the period of Goya. Each volume catalogues a period or school, and offers important study material and illustrations. Includes biographical notes, complete bibliography and index.

  • Studi di storia dell'arte. 1991, no. 2. Todi (Perugia), 1991.

    Annual publication specializing in Italian art  history. Begun in 1991, it has been available in the Library since the first issue and is still being received.

  • Pèl i ploma. June 1901, vol. 3, no. 77. Barcelona, 1899-1903.

    Pèl i ploma. June 1901, vol. 3, no. 77. Barcelona, 1899-1903.

    Weekly magazine continuing the work of the magazine Quatre gats (Barcelona, 1899). Founded in Barcelona in 1899, its owner and artistic director was Ramon Casas. Working as illustrators of the publication, apart from Ramon Casas himself, were Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Ramon Pichot, Isidre Nonell and Santiago Rusiñol. Among the writers who worked on this weekly were Miquel Utrillo, Eduard Marquina, Eugeni d'Ors, Apel·les Mestres and Rafael Moragas.

    Of the hundred issues published, the Library's collection includes 1 to 98. Also available in facsimile edition.

     

  • Fíjate: boletín de la Fundación Joan Tabique. Apr 1993, no. 29. Barcelona, 1990-1993.

    Journal published in Barcelona by the Fundació Joan Tabique in the years 1990-1993. The 31 numbers contain original works signed by the collaborating artists, in some cases collages and three-dimensional objects. The issues are numbered. Continues partly in Fíjate TNG (on line).

    The image shows a special number, dedicated to Joan Miró to mark the centenary of his birth.

  • Giovanni Paolo LOMAZZO, Trattato del l'arte de la pittura di Gio. Paolo Lomazzo: diuiso in sette libri: ne' quali si contiene tutta la theorica and la prettica d'ella pittura. In Milano: appresso Paolo Gottardo Pontio, 1584.

    Acquisition made on May 17th 1951.

    Considered the Bible of Mannerism, this treatise is divided into seven books: proportion, movements, colours, light and shade, linear perspective, the practice of painting and materials. The picture shows us the cover of the first book, corresponding to the natural and artificial proportion of things.

     
  • Varia Velazqueña: homenaje a Velázquez en el III centenario de su muerte 1660-1960. Madrid: Ministerio Educación Nacional. Dirección General de Bellas Artes, 1960. 2 vols.

    Official publication as a tribute to the third centenary of the death of Velázquez.

    The first volume includes seventy-six originals and the second compiles the documents referring to them and the oldest texts in which the artist appears mentioned.

  • Viladecans: obra gràfica: Galeria Ciento...: presentació de 20 litografies de la sèrie ”entrebancs”: 21 gener 1975, 7,30 tarda... [Barcelona]. [s.l.: s.n., 1975].

    The material included in the Library's small catalogues section can be very diverse and at the same time singular. In the image we see the obverse and reverse of the invitation to an exhibition of the graphic work of Joan Pere Viladecans, in the form of a mask. The data is minimal.

     

  • Un Año de actividades artísticas de la Sala Gaspar: 1939-1940. Barcelona: Impr. Castells-Bonet [1940?].

    Un Año de actividades artísticas de la Sala Gaspar: 1939-1940. Barcelona: Impr. Castells-Bonet [1940?].

    Donation  by the Sala Gaspar, admitted on February 4th 1941.

    A work that illustrates the activity of the art galleries of Catalonia, in this case the Sala Gaspar, founded in 1909 and devoted to presenting works by important artists of the 20th century. This volume includes commentaries on the exhibitions by Meifrèn, Potau, Tener, Terruella, Clarà, Vidal Rolland, Valentín de Zubiaurre, Clapés, Opios, Esteban Moya and Ramón López.

     
  • Introducció a l'estudi de l'art romànic català: fons d'art romànic català del Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona: Enciclopèdia Catalana, 1994 (Catalunya romànica; 1).

    Primer volum de la Catalunya romànica, dedicat al Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Presenta la contextualització de tota l'obra, formada per 23 volums. Ofereix nocions generals, marc històric i cronològic, aspectes socials i precedents, historiografia i bibliografia. Aquests estudis van seguits per la història de la col·lecció de romànic del MNAC i les fitxes tècniques corresponents a cada peça.
     
  • Joan AINAUD DE LASARTE, Els Vitralls medievals de l'església de Santa Maria del Mar, a Barcelona. Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Catalans, 1985.

    Donated by Joan Ainaud de Lasarte.

    Part of the series Corpus Vitrearum, an international project aimed at compiling and publishing stained-glass windows from all over the world. Provides images of the pieces and descriptive commentaries about their state of preservation, both technical and iconographic.

    The Library has a large part of the collection.

     
  • Juan Agustín CEAN BERMúDEZ. Diccionario histórico de los más ilustres profesores de las bellas artes en España. Madrid: en la imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, 1800.

    Juan Agustín CEAN BERMúDEZ. Diccionario histórico de los más ilustres profesores de las bellas artes en España. Madrid: en la imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, 1800.

    The Library has several copies of this book: of the 1800 edition we have two copies, one from the Manuel Vidal-Quadras Collection and another, admitted thanks to the commodatum of the Sala Parés, in 2005. It also has a facsimile published in 1965 and another, published in 2001.

     

  • Manuel AMAT, De quan escrivien les bèsties: lletres per a infants. [Barcelona]: Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 1937.

    Manuel AMAT, De quan escrivien les bèsties: lletres per a infants. [Barcelona]: Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 1937.

    Children's story illustrated by Artur Moreno Salvador. It represents the collection of illustrated children's books contained in the Library. Much of this collection comes from the lot of the municipal schools of Barcelona, which entered the Library during the Civil War.

     
  • El Modernismo en España. [Madrid]: [Dirección General de Bellas Artes], DL 1969.

    Donation by the Dirección General de Bellas Artes, admitted on January 15th 1970.

    This exhibition in Madrid, which had been preceded in 1964 by the show ”Las artes decorativas del modernismo barcelonés”, encouraged the enrichment of the Museo de Arte Moderno's collections. The Modernista decorative arts were not highly thought of and as a result of these two exhibitions many pieces were donated and others acquired.

    At the beginning of 1970, the exhibition was on permanently in the rooms of the MuseodeArte Moderno in Barcelona.

     
  • Dau al Set. Gen./febr. 1949. [Barcelona, 1948]-1955

    Avant-garde artistic and literary magazine founded in 1948 by Joan Josep Tharrats and edited by Joan Ponç. Its contributers included Joan Brossa, Jean Cocteau, A. Cirici Pellicer, Àngel Ferrant, Modest Cuixart and Antoni Tàpies.

    Some issues are missing from the Library's collection and there is also the facsimile edition.

    This issue includes drawings by Joan Ponç and texts by Joan Brossa.

  • L'Art catalan à Paris: Musée National du Jeu de Paume, Musée National de Maisons-Laffitte. [S.l.]: Generalitat de Catalunya, Conselleria de Cultura, 1937. (Paris: Mourlot Frères).

    L'Art catalan à Paris: Musée National du Jeu de Paume, Musée National de Maisons-Laffitte. [S.l.]: Generalitat de Catalunya, Conselleria de Cultura, 1937. (Paris: Mourlot Frères).

    In  1937, the Catalan artistic patrimony was exhibited in Paris, first at the Musée National du Jeu de Paume and then at the Maisons-Lafitte. Due to the works being moved to this new site at the Maisons-Lafitte, more pieces were added, outstandingly among them the mural decoration of Santa Maria de Taüll.

    The show opened on June 22nd 1937 and closed in November that year.

     
  • L'Art: revue hebdomadaire illustrée. 1875, year 1, t. 1. Paris, 1875-1907.

    L'Art: revue hebdomadaire illustrée. 1875, year 1, t. 1. Paris, 1875-1907.

     French art publication covering from the last quarter of the 19th to the early 20th century. Its editor was Eugène Véron. Profusely illustrated, the original engravings in it are outstanding.

    The Library's collection covers the period 1875-1893.

     

  • Museum Management and Curatorship. Sept 2006, vol. 21, no. 3. Guildford, Surrey, UK, 1990

    Quarterly publication, specializing in museum management and administration.

    Available in the Library since the first number, published in 1990, and currently in circulation.

     
  • Dalí: exposición Los Ocho pecados capitales: soberbia, avaricia, lujuria, ira, gula, envidia, pereza y daliniano...: Ianua ... Barcelona, 16 noviembre al 7 diciembre de 1967

    Folding card from the Library's small catalogues section, with illustration by Salvador Dalí. Does not include the work exhibited. Over the years, we see how this information was often omitted from this type of document.

     

  • París Barcelona: 1888-1937: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, París 11 d'octubre de 2001-14 de gener de 2002...

    Paris Barcelona: 1888-1937: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris October 11th 2001-January 14th 2002: Museu Picasso, Barcelona February 28th-May 26th 2002. Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux. Barcelona: Institut de Cultura, Museu Picasso, cop. 2002.

    Catalogue of the exhibition centred on artistic exchanges between the two cities, between two dates of special significance for the international projection of Barcelona.

    Produced jointly by the Museu Picasso, the ICUB, the Réunion des Musées Nationaux and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

  • Chandler Rathfon POST, A History of Spanish Painting: Volume I. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1930.

    Chandler Rathfon POST, A History of Spanish Painting: Volume I. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1930.

    Reference work indispensable for the study of Hispanic painting. Made up of fourteen volumes, it represents the first virtually exhaustive compilation of mediaeval Hispanic painting (and partof the Renaissance).

    The Library has two complete collections of this work. The cover in the picture corresponds to the first volume of the original edition of 1930. Separate, we find a reprint from 1970, and an unpublished typed translation into Spanish of the first six volumes, done by Melchor Balaguer.

     

  • El Arte en España: revista quincenal de las artes del dibujo. 1862. Madrid, 1862-1870

    El Arte en España: revista quincenal de las artes del dibujo. 1862. Madrid, 1862-1870.

    Part of the Pellicer donation.

    Fortnightly journal published in Madrid in the mid 19th century, devoted to the dissemination of Spanish art. Its editor and owner was Gregorio Cruzada Villaamil. Highly illustrated, it is noted for its original engravings.

    The Library's collection covers the years 1862-1864.

     
  • Apollo: a journal of the arts. Sept 1955, vol. 62, no. 367. London, 1925-.

    Monthly international publication looking at the latest trends in the art world: collecting, antiques, auctions, exhibitions, etc. Currently still in circulation, the Library's collection begins with the first issue published in 1925.