Friday Recommends – 07.02.2014

Fotor0206200238MOTOR OF MODERNITY – Grup R Architecture, Art and Design, Le Corbusier, ‘Indian cloths’ The Origins of Industrial Barcelona, and much more.

!cid_ii_144018714b18ad9cDialogues In Urban History:
95. The Eclectic Architecture In Barcelona At The Turn Of The Century. August Font i Carreras. 1845 – 1924.
By Dr. Judith Urbano, Director of the architectural composition area in ESARQ-UIC
10-Feb-2014 at 7 pm
Free Entry

Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA)
Plaça del Rei, s/n
08002 Barcelona

Following the recent publication of “Eclecticisme i arquitectura : August Font i Carreras, 1845-1924“, Dr. Judith Urbano will talk about eclecticism and historicism, two artistic movements of the 19th century that have long been undervalued and rejected, and the legacy of the architect August Font i Carreras (1845-1924) as an example of an eclectic architect who worked in Barcelona, Tarragona, Vilafranca del Penedès, Tortosa and Zaragoza, whose most famous works include the façade and lantern tower of Barcelona Cathedral, the Palace of Fine Arts, which was created for the Universal Exhibition of 1888, the Palau de les Heures, the Maison Dorée and the Las Arenas bullring.

MOTOR OF MODERNITY – Grup R Architecture, Art and Design
5-Feb-2014 to 24-Jun-2014
Mon to Fri 11 am – 7.30 pm
Sat 10 am – 9 pm
Sun and holidays 10 am – 3 pm
Tue closed
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona

The Itineraries are collections of content available on audio, video, entries on artists, works, texts, publications, exhibitions, etc.
The exhibition retraces the ideas and works of this group of architects whose actions contributed to the consolidation of a vernacular form of modern aesthetics under the Franco regime. Their constructions, prime examples to this day of the modern architectural heritage, and above all the exhibitions and debates they organised, nourished and internationalised Catalan culture at a politically dark, yet creatively dynamic moment. Curated by Fernando Marzá, the exhibition wishes to bring to the fore an episode that is central to the understanding of the tensions between modernity and the avant-garde in our country from mid-twentieth century to the present.

Daily guided tours
(included in the admission fee)
Weekdays, at 6 pm
Saturdays, at 12 pm and 6 pm
Sundays and public holidays, at 12 pm
In Catalan, Wednesdays and Saturdays (6 pm) and Sundays and public holidays (12 pm)
In Spanish, Thursdays and Fridays (6 pm) and Saturdays (12 pm)
In English, Mondays (6 pm)

MC 16

Le Corbusier. An Approach to A Transformative Work by Juan Calatrava Escobar, Head of History of Art Department, Granada University
12-Feb-2014 at 7 pm
Standard Fee: 4 €
50% Discounted Fee to La Caixa clients
Opening times: All days from 10 am to 8 pm
CaixaForum Barcelona
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8
08038 Barcelona

Join this lecture to learn more about the lesser known works of le Corbusier. The lecture will conclude with a debate between different generations of architects, who together will explore the figure of Le Corbusier in conjunction to architecture and urban planning in our country.


lecorbusierTo Build, To Inhabit, To Excite: Architecture and Thought of Le Corbusier
13-Feb-2014 at 11:30 am
Standard Fee: 4 €
50% Discounted Fee to La Caixa clients
Opening times: All days from 10 am to 8 pm
CaixaForum Barcelona
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8
08038 Barcelona

Four important areas in the work of Le Corbusier are closely linked to the four world views on reality and how we try to transform reality. Marta Llorente, profesor of Theory of Architecture at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, will talk about the four areas of life the great architect explored throughtout his work: building for a lifestyle, for a period in history, the consciousness of a moment in history and the wider world. This session will look into projects and images, books and philosophy.

Santa Eulalia Celebration
7-Feb-2014 to 12-Feb-2014
Several locations

Santa Eulalia is the co-patron of Barcelona and festivals are celebrated this 2014 on 7th, 8th, 9th and 12th of February. Santa Eulalia Celebration in Barcelona is considered the largest winter festivals in the city.
During Santa Eulalia Celebration 2014 various museums in Barcelona will have open doors days. You can check the full list here.
More information about Santa Eulalia Celebration and the whole program of activities on the official website:


‘Indian cloths’ The Origins of Industrial Barcelona

Mon closed
Tue to Sat 10 am to 7 pm
Sun 10 am to 8 pm
Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA)
Plaça del Rei, s/n
08002 Barcelona

Early industrial Barcelona was closely tied to printed cotton fabrics that, owing to their Asian origin, were known by the name of indianes, that is to say, “Indian cloths” or calicoes. The development of a large-scale production of calicoes turned the Catalan capital into one of Europe’s foremost manufacturing cities towards the end of the 18th century. This production gave rise to the economic, technological and institutional conditions that would allow the emergence of modern industry in the first half of the 19th century, placing Barcelona among the pioneering cities of European industrialisation. Àlex Sánchez Exhibition curator.

Architecture and the City Film Series. Third Edition
11-Feb-2014 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Aula CB-4
Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB)
Avinguda Diagonal, 649-651
08028 Barcelona

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920)
L’Inhumaine [Histoire Feérique] (Marcel L’Herbier,1923)
Rien que les heures (Alberto Cavalcanti,1926)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
Asphalt (Joe May,1929)
Architectures (Pierre Chenal, 1931)
A nous la liberté (René Clair, 1931)

By Mia Pujol, ESARQ Publications Team

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