Barcelona: Visual Culture, Space and Power offers a unique approach to the history of the avantgarde in Barcelona, as well as its legacy in the post-war period. It presents the relationship between environment, identity and performance as explored by countercultural artists and communities from the 1960s to the present day.
Dr Helena Buffery is a College Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at University College Cork. Dr Carlota Caulfield is a Professor of Spanish and Spanish American Studies at Mills College, Oakland, California.
General Introduction: Helena Buffery and Carlota Caulfield Part I: Avant-Garde Histories and Catalonia Chapter 1: Carlota Caulfield: Breaking Boundaries: A Journey through the Catalan Avant-Garde Chapter 2: Stephen Forcer: On the starfish road: Surrealism and the Paris-Barcelona connection Chapter 3: Louise Johnson: The Lyrical Taboos of Guillem Viladot Chapter 4: Cafe Central: a groundbreaking independent publishing house in Barcelona Interview with Antoni Clapes by Carlota Caulfield Part II: Butterflying Barcelona: The Environment Chapter 5: Maria Paz Balibrea: The case for obsolescence: thinking time and space in Joaquim Jorda's Numax presenta Chapter 6: Natalia Nunez: Whose vanguardist city? The Barcelona urban model as seen from the periphery in Jose Luis Guerin's En construccion Chapter 7: Elisenda Marcer: The Raval on Stage: Limits and borders in Juan Mayorga's Hamelin Chapter 8: Josep-Anton Fernandez: Translating the Enigma: Ventura Pons's Barcelona: un mapa Chapter 9: Lidewij Tummers: Empowerment by visualization: experiences from Barcelona Part III: Performing Barcelona Chapter 10: Helena Buffery/ Angels Margarit: Tracing the City in the URBS project and Solo por placer Chapter 11: Maria Delgado: Performing Barcelona: cultural tourism, geography and identity Chapter 12: Cariad Astles: Absent Bodies and Objects Chapter 13: Anna Wilson: A Broken Mirror? Global/local images of Barcelona Chapter 14: Carlota Caulfield: Talking about Visual Poetry: Interviews with J. M. Calleja, Gustavo Vega and Xavier Canals