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Graphic Memoir of Valencian Cultural Life from 1976 to 1983

Miguel Calatayud
ISBN: 978-84-938692-5-0
288 pages
14 x 19 cm.
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In the mid-Seventies and during almost a decade, the illustrator, Miguel Calatayud regularly collaborated with the Cartelera Turia magazine in Valencia, where he created over two hundred of its covers. However, it is a major work which very few people know, much less in its entirety. The Cartelera Turia magazine, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014 and despite its small size, is the leading reference publication in the public life of Valencia and always has been, as its fans know, it is much more than a simple cultural events guide.

This book, which has as its subtitle «Graphic Memoir of Valencian Cultural Life from 1976 to 1983», will provide readers with the perspective to appreciate the work by one of our main graphic artists during the years of the full maturity of his work and above all, it will give young people the opportunity to analyse the exceptional moment of the exciting times which the city of Valencia experienced at that time. Viewed from the present, it seems more like New York or the Athens of Pericles.

The volume contains 223 covers from said time period, plus three more which the author made in a subsequent period, and is completed with an article by Vicente Vergara, director of Cartelera Turia, as well as the transcription of a cheerful conversation between two friends: Miguel Calatayud and the Jazz critic, Federico García Herraiz, the most joyful lover of Valencia and also a collaborator for the Turia magazine.

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