Casa Gomis

A portrait in defence of a Catalan icon

Marisa Gupta
A jewel of Catalan Rationalist architecture, and a nodal point of music and culture of the region, the Casa Gomis on La Ricarda estate, is now under threat. Marisa Gupta retraces the origin and remarkable history of this place, that welcomed composers, performers and artists during the Franco years and beyond (including John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Josep M. Mestres-Quadreny, Joan Prats, Roberto Gerhard, Antoni Tàpies, Joan Míro Joan Brossa, and Joaquim Homs, amongst many others), and calls for a better appreciation of its current state and importance as a centre of Catalan and European culture.

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