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    Posted 6 years ago

    austrohung…
    (583 items)

    This was one of my gifts to Carlos on our 3rd anniversary. I have to say I gave him lots of books... only I wasn't patient enough and I spent the two months prior to our anniversary giving him a book every couple of weeks.

    I think he loved this -and a couple more Spanish books- because they're actually quite rare.

    this book is an anthology of Spanish American poetry. I find the illustration very adequate to it.

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    Alexandre de Riquer i Ynglada, 7th Count of Casa Dávalos (1856 - 1920), was a versatile Spanish designer, illustrator, painter, engraver, writer and poet. He was one of the leading figures of Catalan Art Nouveau.

    Riquer studied in France and due to his interest in the drawing classes he enrolled in the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse. Then returned to Barcelona to continue his studies at the art school of La Llotja. He entered the world of publishing, mostly ornamental lettering and cover illustration. In the following years he designed jewelry, programs, furniture decoration and ceramic painting.

    English art and Japanese art caused a great influence on his creations. (in fact, in this design one can see some features that remind us of Aubrey Beardsley) Riquer distinguished himself as a graphic designer with great drawing skills. He made posters, etchings, illustrations in books and magazines, certificates, postcards, stamps, menus, sheet music, business cards and bookplates (up to 142 of them between 1900 and 1924).

    And just a curio about him: one of the reasons why he worked so much is that during the 12 years after his marriage, he had nine kids!!! That is something! :)

    On Pic4 you can see some of his work as well as a great portrait made by the great catalan painter Ramón Casas

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    Comments

    1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your love AGH!!!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning !! austro!! I take any gift from you :) !!
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks SEAN...

      Wise guy, thus you know you'll always get something really nice!!! LOL
      (hahaha, I'm making myself blush!)
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Happy anniversary to you both. .........well done. ....and a lovely book too!
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Happy Anniversary Carlos and Austrohungaro! Love you- love your collections!
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much RACER and VALENTINO, you're both so sweet!!! , but I have to say we had our anniversary last September (only it took me too long to take the pics :$ LOL )

      Thanks for your love to JEWELS, MIKE, VET, RACER, CHARM and VIOLET!!!
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      You are absolutely adorable!!! Funny, I can't hold back a gift either! I think I get more excited than the recipient...LOL!!!

      I do love the cover of this book. It makes a wonderful 'wall hanging'! :)
      I know, just like me to say something like that, right?!
    8. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Happy anniversary.......
    9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks SHARE and ROYCROFT!

      Not really, it would make a nice one, SHARE! :) and thanks for the amazing compliments!!! I get so excited with presnts for others, specially when for someone I really care for.
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      LOL!!! Your so right austro!!! heehee :) Your very welcome austro :)
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks PATSEA!!!!
    12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks for your love LISA!!!
    13. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      Happy Anniversary austro!!!
      Wonderful post and very interesting comment, thanks so much!!
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Muchas gracias VIRGINIA!!!!

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