Barcelona, ES


Josep Maria Jujol. L’Església Primera de Vistabella. Una mirada contemporània

Josep Maria Jujol was one of the great forward-visionary architects from Catalonia, mostly known for his work with Antoni Gaudí. This book presents, through one of his most wonderful and unkown buildings, a new way to discover and understand the philosophy that lies behind his architectural work and non-conventional structural solutions.

When arriving to Vistabella town, the church is the first image you see. Josep Maria Jujol built it as a natural extension of the landscape, as a structure that is developing and shaping the different volumes, with a strong relationship with the land from which emerges. Jujol wanted to build a work where everything was designed to create a unique spatial experience. A building with a strong symbolism expressed through its structure, with hidden messages written on the walls and the use of simple and recycled materials. Elements with a total identification with the inhabitants of Vistabella.

The book includes high-res unpublished material from the rare Jujol Archives.

Trilingual edition: Catalan, English and Spanish

Edited by: Guillem Carabí Bescós
Contributions by: Antonio Salcedo Miliani PhD | Roger Miralles PhD | Concepció Peig PhD | Guillem Carabí Bescós PhD | Mn. Mariá Sordè | Professor Vincent Ligtelijn | Professor Juhani Pallasmaa
Drawings: Manuel Arenas
Photographic Essay: Joan Farré Roig
Design: dpr-barcelona + Alex Orlich
Translations: Mònica M. Boix, Alba Hernández Veliz
ISBN: 978-84-615-3703-7
Publisher: dpr-barcelona

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Status: Built
Location: Barcelona, ES
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