Thursday, May 8, 2008

Editorial Lumen Palabra e Imagen (Part II)


My first post of 2008 was on the long running series of books Palabra e Imagen from Editorial Lumen out of Barcelona published between 1961 and 1985. I featured the four books that I have seen in person but I had a hard time finding a complete list of the entire series. Several people weighed in but still no definitive list could be compiled. Well, due to the generosity of Horacio Fernandez we now have the list and below you will find the titles and photo composites to give you a sense of these books.

One note to keep in mind that is still a bit of a mystery is that someone wrote in with a title from 1975 that was supposed to be in the series called Dias de Fronteras, Dias Circo by the author Antonio Las Vegas and photos by Joan Fontcuberta. This title does not exist and the author seems to be a matter of fiction.

Fontcuberta, a man whose projects in photography have all been about weaving complex fictional narratives that pose as historical fact seems to be the prime suspect behind such a creation but Horacio Fernandez has mentioned writing to Fontcuberta who has denied being Antonio Las Vegas.

Anyway, here are the book titles and the comps. I can’t say much about them as I haven’t actually seen these titles beyond what you also see in the photos.


1. Ana María Matute, Libro de Juegos Para Los Niños De Los Otros. Photos: Jaime Buesa. Designer: Luis Clotet, Os
car Tusquets. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen,1961.


2. Ignacio Aldecoa, Neutral Corner. Photos: Ramón Masats. Designer: Luis Clotet y Oscar Tusquets. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1962.

3. Camilo José Cela, Toreo de Salón. Photos: Oriol Maspons, Julio Ubiña. Designer: José Bonet y Oscar Tusquets. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1963.


4. Miguel Delibes, La Caza de la Perdiz Roja. Photos: Oriol Maspons. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1963.


5. Miguel Delibes, Vieja
s Historias de Castilla la Vieja. Photos: Ramón Masats. Designer: Hans Romberg, Oscar Tusquets. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1964.

6. Camilo José Cela, Izas, Rabizas y Colipoterras. Photos: Juan Colom. Designer: Cristian Cirici, Oscar Tusquets. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1964.


7. Alfonso Grosso, Los Días Iluminados. Photos: Francisco Ontañón. Designer: Oscar Tusquets. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1965.

8. Pablo Neruda, Una Casa En La Arena. Photos: Sergio Larrain. Designer: Toni Miserachs y Oscar Tusquets. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1966.


9. Mario Vargas
Llosa, Los Cachorros. Photos: Xavier Miserachs. Designer: Oscar Tusquets. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen,1967.


10. Federico García Lorca, Poeta En Nuev
a York. Photos: Oriol Maspons, Julio Ubiña. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1967.


11. Rafael Alberti, El Libro Del Mar. Photos: Francisco Català-Roca. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen,1968.

12. Alejo Carpentier, La Ciudad de Las Columnas. Photos: Paolo Gasparini. Designer: Mariona Aguirre y Toni Miserachs. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1970.


13. Carlos Barral, Informe Personal Sobre El Alba y Acerca de Algunas Auroras Particulares. Photos: Cés
ar Malet. Designer: Mariona Aguirre y Toni Miserachs. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1970.


14. Juan Benet, Una Tumba. Photos: Colita. Designer: Enric Satué. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1971.


15. Juan Ferraté, Veinticinco Poemas de Cavafis. Photos: Dick Frisell. Designer: Juan Ferraté y Toni Miserachs. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1972.


16. Julio Cortazar, Prosa del Observatorio. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1972.


17. Octavio Pa
z, Julián Ríos. Solo a Dos Voces. Photos: Antonio Gálvez et al. Designer: Toni Miserachs. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1973.


18. José María Caballero
Bonald, Luces y Sombras Del Flamenco. Photos: Colita. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen, 1975.


19. Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Rimas. Photos: Isidre Trullas. Barcelona: Lumen, Palabra e Imagen.

Very special thank you to Horacio Fernandez for the information and photos of the books.

4 comments:

Diran Sirinian said...

In addition to Palabra e Imagen, Lumen had several other very interesting incursions in the editing of photobooks. Two commendable examples: Ugo Mulas' book on New York art scene, published as New York: escenario del arte nuevo (1967) and Avedon - Baldwin's Nada Personal (1966).

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this definitive list of the works published in the series. I'd been looking for one for quite awhile, to no avail.

Do you, or does anyone posting here, have any further information about the photographic series by Xavier Miserachs published with Los cachorros by Mario Vargas Llosa? I'm preparing a lecture on this text and wish to include more information about the creation of the photo series, but am having trouble finding any bibliography or references to this. Many thanks for any help.

Mary Beth

bonifacio barrio hijosa said...

for Mary Beth: I'm sure your lecture is past, and don't know if you read spanish, anyway here is a link with a text (pdf) by Pedro Fernández Melero, librarian in the Real Sociedad Fotográfica in Madrid, about this series of books and a small bibliography in the final part:

http://www.rsf.es/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=17&Itemid=153

at least, I think it will be useful for the spanish audience

OjoLoco said...

Palabra e imagen come back:
La Fabrica Editorial and Esther Tusquets publish new and old of this collection.
Look at this:
http://www.lafabricaeditorial.com