Sala Ciutat is a bookshop that specialises in books about the city of Barcelona as well as a gallery for illustrators to display their work in the “Altell Il·lustrat”.
Architectural spaces in Barcelona. Over 262,000 people have visited the first six editions of the 48h Open House BCN festival, now available in photos and videos.
Barcelona, ciutat de llibres relates the close relationship between the city and the literary world, and how books have helped create new public spaces.
Since 1999, the Catalan painter, draftsman and illustrator, Peric Pastor, has worked in his studio in the Poble Nou neighbourhood of Barcelona. Previously, he spent thirteen years living and working in New York, where he had his first exhibition in 1980.
The City Hall's Sala Ciutat is reinventing itself as a bookshop specialising in books on Barcelona and as a space for displaying works from the illustration sector. Books, city and illustrations are the three foundations of a project that is set to grow.
From the end of the eighteenth century until the mid twentieth century, Barcelona was witness to the golden age of the circus. As well as the many travelling circuses that visited the city, people could also enjoy the permanent show, the Circo Ecuestre Barcelonés.
Alessandro Merletti, Adolf Mas, Josep Maria Sagarra, Agustí Centelles and others were the pioneers of photojournalism in Barcelona early in the 20th century. They documented everything in the street which would become newspaper stories.