In 1957, Carlos Barral, the legendary editor of Seix Barral, commissioned Leopoldo Pomes a photo-book about his city, Barcelona. Although they were very enthusiastic about the result, the publishing project was never carried out. More than 50 years later, the Foto Colectania Foundation and La Fabrica recover with this publication a unique photographic work, which is also a tour through a vanished world. The book contains about eighty black and white photographs, some of them turned into icons of Pomés´ work, and others unpublished.
A story of an era that stands out both for its timelessness and its aesthetic beauty, which lies in the spontaneity and apparent simplicity of the photographs´ composition. The book is completed with a conversation between the author, Leopoldo Pomes, and the writer Eduardo Mendoza, and includes also texts by the director of the Foto Colectania Foundation, Pepe Font de Mora, and the writer and art critic Juan Manuel Bonet.
Second edition already available.
Barcelona. 1957. Leopoldo Pomés
2012 Fundació Foto Colectania/La Fábrica
100 illustrations in b/w