Jordi Sabater Pi al llindar de la selva guineana
Drawing paradise

Every day, Dr. Jordi Sabater Pi (1922-2009) remembered the rainforest in Equatorial Guinea, ever since he had to leave the country, forced by circumstances and...

​L’Edifici Atalaya, la Casa de la Meridiana d’Oriol Bohigas i l’Illa Escorial, a Barcelona; i el Walden 7 de Ricard Bofill a Sant Just Desvern
A much-needed refocusing

It often seems that Barcelona’s urban landscape is the product of the plan developed for the 1992 Olympic Games. Although this is somewhat true, the reality is that...

El periodista Josep Maria Huertas intenta el 1997 travessar el carrer de Lisboa enfangat, al barri de la Clota. © Pepe Encinas
'Cròniques del fang'. When journalists wandered the streets

Through the book Cròniques del fang [Mud Chronicles], Jaume Fabre pays a fitting tribute to the journalist Josep Maria Huertas Claveria and the...

Guixetes per recollir comandes fetes a Amazon a l’estació de plaça Catalunya dels Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat. © Dani Codina
Amazon, the super-termite

Fulfillment: America in the Shadow of Amazon is the result of a decade of research by journalist Alec MacGillis on the effects...

Barcelona Metròpolis 123 - Bretxes digitals
The year of the buffalo never ends

Javier Pérez Andújar’s latest novel, El año del Búfalo [The Year of the Buffalo], is an astronomical novel because it is the work of someone who has...

A l'esquerra, Ricard Giralt Miracle al seu taller (1990). © Joan Sánchez / Arxiu Giralt Miracle. ​A la dreta, autoretrat d’Enric Tormo durant el muntatge de l’exposició de Joan Miró a les Galeries Laietanes (1949).
Two (hidden) artists behind a machine

The extraordinary work and cultural life of Ricard Giralt Miracle and Enric Tormo take centre stage in two books that recognise their contributions as...

Cartells de la Mostra de Films de Dones
The history of cinema made by women

The book Un trajecte pels feminismes fílmics [A journey through feminisms in film], by Marta Selva and Anna Solà, marks the 30th anniversary of the...

Llibre: Mamut. Eva Baltasar (Club Editor, 2022)
A triptych without a name or a full stop

Mamut completes the trilogy of novels written by Eva Baltasar, following Permagel (Club Editor, 2018, published in English as Permafrost by And Other Stories...

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