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Gràfica de les Rambles
The signs of Barcelona

Un libro de Louise Fili

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From the labyrinthine paths and serene squares of the Gothic Quarter to the stunning art nouveau architecture of the Eixample, Barcelona is a place of irresistible charm. And throughout this beloved Catalan city by the sea, dazzling signage is everywhere: glowing mosaics and stained glass, intricately carved stonework and brilliantly gilded placards heralding the city’s eclectic mix of commerce, all documented with affection and a dash of obsession by celebrated graphic designer Louise Fili.

Gràfica de les Rambles is Fili’s travelogue and photographic diary of the most striking and inventive signs for restaurants and hotels, farmàcies and pastisserias, the workshops of artisanal craftspeople and grand department stores. This love letter to Barcelona is a trove of inspiration for designers and all those who admire the city of Gaudí.

Descripción técnica del libro:

23 x 16.5cm
264 páginas
Inglés
ISBN/EAN: 9788425230837
Cartoné
2018


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From the labyrinthine paths and serene squares of the Gothic Quarter to the stunning art nouveau architecture of the Eixample, Barcelona is a place of irresistible charm. And throughout this beloved Catalan city by the sea, dazzling signage is everywhere: glowing mosaics and stained glass, intricately carved stonework and brilliantly gilded placards heralding the city’s eclectic mix of commerce, all documented with affection and a dash of obsession by celebrated graphic designer Louise Fili.

Gràfica de les Rambles is Fili’s travelogue and photographic diary of the most striking and inventive signs for restaurants and hotels, farmàcies and pastisserias, the workshops of artisanal craftspeople and grand department stores. This love letter to Barcelona is a trove of inspiration for designers and all those who admire the city of Gaudí.

Louise Fili fue directora de arte de Pantheon Books antes de fundar su propio estudio en 1989. Es miembro del Art Directors Club Hall of Fame y su trabajo ha sido galardonado por la AIGA y el Type Directors Club. Es autora de numerosos libros sobre diseño y tipografía, entre los que se encuentran Grafica della Strada: The Signs of Italy, Graphique de la Rue: The Signs of Paris, Elegantissima y The Cognoscenti’s Guide to Florence.

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Contents

Introducció

Modernista
Art deco
Cursiva
Mosaics i vitralls
Eclèctic
Monogrames
Arquitectònic
Sense paraules

Les fotos
Gràcies

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Introduction

On my first trip to barcelona, in the early 1970s, i was enchanted by Modernisme, the city’s own brand of art nouveau, which had influenced the entire urban landscape. Antoni Gaudí’s elegant architecture was intoxicating—and then there was the shop signage: fluid and poetic, enhanced by mosaics, gold leaf, stained glass, and wrought iron. It was love at first sight.

My previous books on European signage were created out of a sense of urgency; I felt compelled to record the beautiful street typography of Italy and Paris before it would vanish forever. After Grafica della Strada and Graphique de la Rue, Barcelona seemed like the obvious next choice, especially given reports of its signage disappearing at an alarmingly rapid rate. There was no time to wait for my publisher to say yes: I spent hours on Google Street View, plotted out my maps, and left as quickly as possible.

I arrived in late December and ...

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