The Josep M. Queraltó Collection, one of the most important in Europe on the Technology of the cinema, includes countless pieces and all kinds of devices, now forgotten, that made the origins and the development of the Seventh Art possible. Its history, the story it tells, is exciting.
This catalogue published for the show The Magical Experience of the Cinema, held in the University of Barcelona immerses readers in the fascinating world of the cinema and tells its story from the earliest days to the appearance of the Lumière brothers cinématographe, and its connections with the sciences and art. Chinese shadows, lanterns, Kinoras, optical toys and so many other artefacts, now unknown, are the materialization of mankinds successful longing to capture and reproduce reality or, rather, the fleeting experience that we have of it.
The texts by Josep Maria Caparrós and Jordi S. Bonet pleasantly contextualize and explain the scope of these rudimentary objects, which have developed parallel to the history of such a universal and well-loved discipline: the cinema. It is unquestionably one of the best ways to learn about the magic of the origins, which we still conserve today.
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