Experiences and visual details of the Site in a new book from Sant Pau and Enciclopèdia Catalana


The Fundació Privada Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and Enciclopèdia Catalana, in collaboration with Barcelona City Council, have published Sant Pau Art Nouveau Heritage. Barcelona, a visual visit to the history of the Art Nouveau Site and the artistic details that make it an internationally renowned architectural jewel.

In these 264 pages, the book shows Sant Pau as it was designed to be and highlights the restoration of its heritage. It also offers a detailed explanation of its history, with all the details, the experiences and the anecdotes that have marked this place over the years.
Each chapter of the publication centres on a specific subject. An introductory text gives way to an extensive and finely detailed photographic reportage by Robert Ramos, complemented by information capsules with details and notes about the images. All of these elements go to make up the discourse and the general vision of an editorial project that disseminates aspects such as the career of the architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and the bases of the project he designed for Sant Pau, the contribution of artists and artisans throughout the construction process, the materials used and the symbolism present in the architecture complex.

Historian Daniel Venteo wrote the introduction to the book, an account that will situate the reader as to the importance of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau as a healthcare institution, the social and political context that gave birth to Modernisme as a cultural and artistic movement, and the institution’s close involvement with its most immediate setting: the city of Barcelona.

Sant Pau Art Nouveau Heritage. Barcelona is published in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.