Barcelona. 50 wonders of Catalan art nouveau
In Barcelona: 50 wonders of Catalan art nouveau the reader can stroll from the Sagrada Família and Güell Park to private houses like La Pedrera, the Güell Palace or the Batlló and Amatller houses, passing factories, hospitals, churches and schools that modernised the capital of Catalonia, blending beauty and functionality. Undulating facades, muses calling from walls, spectacular roofs shining in the sun, streetlamps, benches, gates, parks and amazingly attractive monuments beautified the city of 1900. In the 21st century, Barcelona is Modernista still, with all the symbols of identity you will find described in Tate Cabré’s texts and captured in Miquel Badia’s magnificent photographs.
Tate Cabré i Massot (Reus, 1965) Holder of a PhD in Journalism and Communication with a thesis on the articles of Puig i Cadalfalch and a diploma in Translation and Interpreting from the UAB. Her research in different cities and countries focuses on Modernisme, Gaudí and the Indianos (men who made their fortunes in the colonies). On these subjects she has published articles and series in La Vanguardia and guides for Barcelona City Council-Municipal Urban Landscape Institute, and has worked on documentaries for RTVE and TVC. A selection of her work can be seen and downloaded from www.tatecabre.cat. She is an official Catalan Tourist Guide.
Miquel Badia i Perpinyà (Terrassa, 1969) He began his photographic training at the IDEP college in Barcelona (1994) at the same time as beginning the study of the image at the Terrassa School of Photography (Technical University of Catalonia), which he completed on the first specialist Communication and Architecture course (1997). In 2004, together with the Terrassa photographer Rafel Casanova, he established the BADIACASANOVA photographic studio in the city of Terrassa. Highlights of his career have included work on various fashion catalogues and studio shots, cultural photographic reports (Matadepera Town Council and Terrassa City Council) and theatre publicity work. He has produced images for publishing products with Lunwerg and Mediterrània. He has also extensively photographed the work of the architect Gaudí and the sculptor Josep M. Subirachs.