Posts tagged "Critics / Historians"
Catalogue of "Encounters" in Pamplona

Catalogue of “Encounters” in Pamplona

In 1972, in the city of Pamplona, a number of artistic Encounters took place, which, when analysed with the perspective of the years that have passed, have taken on greater and greater importance. The Encounters were put forward with the objective that the audience should play a part in the artistic act without a particular...
FAD's graphic designers in black and white

FAD’s graphic designers in black and white

“I truly believe that the present work is a rich source of discoveries, full of pleasant surprises,” was how the ‘modest prologue’ by Swiss designer Donald Brun started. It was written in 1964 for the volume that compiled the work of 18 graphic artists from Agrupación FAD, edited to commemorate the early years of their...
“New Artists Collection” (and II)

“New Artists Collection” (and II)

Among the editions that account for the short life of the “New Artists Collection” (see previous post), number 12 is the one that stands out in the collection. Works appeared under the title “Fantastic Art” in an exhibition with the same name that brought together celebrated artists that included Miró, Calder, Picasso, Oteyza and Tâpies....
“New Artists Collection” (I)

“New Artists Collection” (I)

The “New Artists Collection” was a “Clan” initiative, the Madrid bookstore-gallery-editorial, promoted by journalist, writer and editor Thomas Seral y Casas in the late 1940s. The activity of this promoter and inventor of cultural initiatives and founder of different gallery-libraries was significant to the renewed modernity tradition in Spain. The “New Artists Collection” consists of...
Kaleidoscope 4 Graphics

Kaleidoscope 4 Graphics

In 1965, Blume editions published a unique volume – a catalogue of an exhibition – bringing together the work of four “outstanding personalities of Spanish advertising graphic-art” of that time: Gervasio Gallardo, Ricard Giralt Miracle, Joan Pedragosa and Josep Pla-Narbona. With a foreword by Joan Teixidor, cover design and illustration by Pla-Narbona, and printing done...
CAU magazine: Enric Satué

CAU magazine: Enric Satué

CAU –  Construction, Architecture and urbanism – was the magazine of the official college of construction engineers and technical architects of Catalunya and the Balearic Islands. It was first published in 1970, and the initial 20 editions featured a section entitled ‘Visual Communication’ featuring design critiques written by Ferran Cartes. Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, José Miguel...