Catalonia from Above
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- Publication Date: March 26, 2019
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 11 1⁄4 x 7 7⁄8
- ISBN: 9781419737848
- Page Count: 216
- Illustrations: 150 color photographs
- Rights: World English
“Painting is about studying the impression of a pebble falling onto the surface of the water, a bird in flight, the sun receding over the sea or among the mountain pines and laurels.” –Joan Mirò
This quote from the world-famous Catalan painter Mirò, describing his approach to art, served as a guiding principle for famed aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand as he set out to explore Catalonia. This region of northeastern Spain boasts a unique variety of landscapes, from sea to mountains to radiant Barcelona. With his trademark poetry and magic, Arthus-Bertrand captures expansive landscapes as well as intimate experiences in 150 photographs. Ramon Folch’s text introduces us to the history, culture, and key locations in Catalonia.
About the author
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is one of the world’s best-known aerial photographers, acclaimed for the international bestseller Earth From Above. He has published 60 books, and since 1995, has been working on a vast project to document the state of the world. Ramon Folch is a former professor at the University of Barcelona, former chair of UNESCO/FLACAM (La Plata), and served as an ecological consultant for UNESCO (Paris).