Miserachs Barcelona is a homage to Xavier Miserachs (1937-1998) and his principal work, the book Barcelona blanc i negra, a masterpiece of urban photography published by Ayma in 1964. Catalan writer Josep Maria Espinàs described the photographs of Barcelona in 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.” 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.
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