Xavier Miserachs: Barcelona

Xavier Miserachs: Barcelona

Catalan writer Josep Maria Espinàs described the photographs of Barcelona included in Xavier Miserachs’ (1937–98) 1964 photobook Blanc i negre as capturing the “complexity and seductiveness of a living city.” Drawing inspiration from the work of William Klein and Francesc Català-Roca, Miserachs documented the day and nightlife of his native city in luminous black and white: from families strolling and children playing in the streets to the city’s crowded flea markets and workers leaving their factories at the end of the day. Warm-hearted and exuberant, Miserachs’ photographs of Barcelona show the city busily enjoying a period so prosperous it has been termed the “Spanish miracle.” Xavier Miserachs: Barcelona, copublished by the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and RM Verlag, revisits Miserachs’ legendary photobook, featuring 84 of the 371 photographs included in the original publication. Designed by Ramon Pez and Laia Abril

Softcover, saddle stitch without sewing
144 pages
Bilingual edition

  • Publisher: RM/Macba
  • Authors: Horacio Fernández,



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