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Art, culture, history, architecture... We make sure that ”la Caixa” Foundation's publications are available so you can find out more about the subjects that interest you the most.

  • Non finito. El arte de lo inacabado Non finito. El arte de lo inacabado Non finito. El arte de lo inacabado

    Non Finito. The art of the unfinished

    • Publisher: ”la Caixa” Foundation and the National Sculpture Museum
      Theme: fine art
      Language: Spanish/Catalan

    • ISBN: 978-84-9900-296-5

    • Pages: 206

    • Format: 24 x 30 cm

    • Bookbinding: paperback

    • PVP: 30 €

    • Available: April 2021
      Distributor: Machado

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    Synopsis: Beyond the distinction between classical and modern, there has been a constant predilection for fragmentary forms in artistic creation since time immemorial. This approach enables a fascinating interplay of associations and analogies in which the creative process places the initial idea centre stage; a process which displays the imperfection and vertigo of the artist's singularity, which refers to the Babelian dream and the impossibility of achieving utopia, which transforms itself and gives rise to new forms each time; which reveals erosion and absence and which aspires to express the ineffable and the infinite. But many other ideas and multiple concepts emerge related to these six broad categories: experimentation, failure, abbreviation, minimalism, ambiguity and metaphysical yearning.

  • El universo de Jean Prouvé El universo de Jean Prouvé El universo de Jean Prouvé

    El universo de Jean Prouvé. Arquitectura, industria, mobiliario

    • Publisher: ”la Caixa” Foundation
      Theme: architecture/industrial design
      Language: Spanish/Catalan

    • ISBN: 978-84-9900-292-7

    • Pages: 232

    • Format: 22 x 32,5 cm

    • Bookbinding: paperback

    • PVP: 30 €

    • Available: March 2021
      Distributor: Machado

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    Synopsis: Jean Prouvé, builder and furniture designer. Working together with great modern architects on prefabricated buildings, his aim was to industrialise construction and mass production so his designs could reach as many people as possible. For Prouvé, architecture and design were tools of transformation at the service of the community and progress was a desirable ideal that would improve social life and overcome inequalities. He experimented and innovated for the benefit of others, so his ideas would be incorporated into projects as a collective response to shared problems.

  • En el ojo de Bambi. Verónica Gerber Bicecci En el ojo de Bambi. Verónica Gerber Bicecci En el ojo de Bambi. Verónica Gerber Bicecci

    En el ojo de Bambi. Verónica Gerber Bicecci

    • Publisher: ”la Caixa” Foundation and WhiteChapel Gallery
      Theme: contemporary art
      Language: bilingual Spanish-English

    • ISBN: 978-84-9900-226-2

    • Pages: 136

    • Format: 22,5 x 14,5 cm

    • Bookbinding: paperback with dust jacket

    • PVP: 17 €

    • Available: February 2020
      Distributor: Machado

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    Synopsis: The last of four publications to accompany a display of works from the ”la Caixa” Foundation's Contemporary Art Collection at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.
    Whitechapel Gallery has partnered with ”la Caixa” Foundation to showcase key pieces from the Collection, with each of the four ‘chapters’ curated by a contemporary writer, who will also contribute a brand new work of fiction in response to their selection. Each exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue featuring the works displayed and the new text.
    Verónica Gerber Bicecci imagines a worldwide catastrophe, taking her inspiration from the works of Carlos Amorales, Bleda i Rosa, Carmen Calvo, Victoria Civera, Concha García and Sophie Ristelhueber.

  • Vampiros. La evolución del mito Vampiros. La evolución del mito Vampiros. La evolución del mito

    Vampiros. La evolución del mito

    • Publisher: ”la Caixa” Foundation
      Theme: contemporary art
      Edición: Spanish/Catalan

    • ISBN: 978-84-9900-262-0

    • Pages: 260

    • Format: 19 x 26 cm

    • Bookbinding: paperback

    • PVP: 30 €

    • Available: February 2020
      Distributor: Machado

      Available at the CaixaForum bookshops

    Synopsis: Catalogue accompanying the exhibition in collaboration with the Cinémathèque Française, providing an exceptional opportunity to revel in the world of vampires. An invitation to get to know all the books, films, actors, artists and aesthetic movements.

  • El espíritu de Montmartre en tiempos de Toulouse-Lautrec El espíritu de Montmartre en tiempos de Toulouse-Lautrec El espíritu de Montmartre en tiempos de Toulouse-Lautrec

    El espíritu de Montmartre en tiempos de Toulouse-Lautrec

    • Publisher: ”la Caixa” Foundation
      Theme: contemporary art
      Language: Spanish/Catalan
      (sold out in Spanish)

    • ISBN: 978-84-9900-260-6

    • Pages: 274

    • Format: 21 x 24 cm

    • Bookbinding: paperback

    • PVP: 33 €

    • Available: February 2020
      Distributor: Machado

      Available at the CaixaForum bookshops

    Synopsis: Catalogue accompanying the exhibition in collaboration with the Cinémathèque Française, providing an exceptional opportunity to revel in the world of vampires. An invitation to get to know all the books, films, actors, artists and aesthetic movements.

  • Arte y mito Arte y mito Arte y mito

    Arte y mito. Los dioses del Prado (REEDICIÓN)

    • Publisher: ”la Caixa” Foundation and Museo del Prado
      Theme: painting/sculpture
      Edición: Spanish/Catalan

    • ISBN: 9788499002842

    • Pages: 142

    • Format: 150 x 240 cm

    • Bookbinding: paperback

    • PVP: 18 €

    • Available: May 2020
      Distributor: Machado

      Available at the CaixaForum bookshops

    Synopsis: With a selection of 50 pieces from the Prado Museum, paintings, sculptures and medals dating from the middle of the 1st century BC to the end of the 18th century, this exhibition provides an extensive overview of Greco-Roman mythology and its representation throughout the history of art.

  • El sueño americano. Del pop a la actualidad El sueño americano. Del pop a la actualidad El sueño americano. Del pop a la actualidad

    El sueño americano. Del pop a la actualidad

    • Publisher: ”la Caixa” Foundation
      Theme: printing/design/painting
      Language: Spanish/Catalan

    • ISBN: 9788499002798

    • Pages: 288

    • Format: 240 x 290 cm

    • Bookbinding: paperback

    • PVP: 30 €

    • Available: October 2020
      Distributor: Machado

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    Synopsis: The artists of the 1960s brought about an unprecedented change in the production, promotion and consumption of graphic art. Traditionally, prints were small-format pieces that were meant to be viewed up close, inside a home or an album, but creators such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine and Robert Rauschenberg shattered this intimate relationship. Accustomed to working with popular iconography in bright colours, they brought printmaking closer to the canvas and posters. New workshops incorporated the latest printing and reproduction technologies, with innovative formats that were more reminiscent of mural painting and advertising billboards.
    But it wasn't all pop art. The 1970s also saw contributions from abstract art, gesturalism and minimalism by artists such as Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Donald Judd, as well as the photorealism of Richard Estes and a return to the figure in the work of Robert Longo. The book also covers the birth of political art, with its concern for gender, race and identity.

  • Cámara y ciudad. La vida urbana en la fotografía y el cine. Cámara y ciudad. La vida urbana en la fotografía y el cine. Cámara y ciudad. La vida urbana en la fotografía y el cine.

    Cámara y ciudad. La vida urbana en la fotografía y el cine.

    • Publisher: ”la Caixa” Foundation and RM
      Materia: fotografía
      Edición: castellano/catalán

    • ISBN: 978-84-9900-252-1

    • Pages: 272

    • Format: 24 x 30 cm

    • Bookbinding: rústica

    • PVP: 30 €

    • Available: octubre 2019
      Distribuidora: Machado

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    Synopsis: Photographs and films by a good number of artists from Spain. From Gabriel Casas i Galobardes and Josep Brangulí, who worked in the 1930s, to recent photographers such as Jorge Ribalta and Xavier Ribas. The work of Spanish artists can be seen alongside that of great international photographers and filmmakers such as Brassai, Robert Doisneau, William Klein, Lee Friedlander and Helen Levitt, as well as by contemporary photographers such as Valérie Jouve and Bruno Serralongue. This is the first time an exhibition of photographs and films, on the theme of the city, has presented such an intense, profound interplay of correlations between Spanish and international photographers. Another section includes the work of artists and photographers who have used images to reflect on the use of public space in today's society and on the metropolis of the future. The exhibition focuses particularly on people, who are the real protagonists of these cities.