Illustrated books

Joan Barroerby Carles Riba(Muntañola, Barcelona, 1918)"Les Peripècies d'en Joan Barroer"

“The Adventures of Joan Barroer”, from the series “Sis Joans”, is a tale by Carles Riba, magnificently illustrated by Xavier Nogués.

El país de los tontos (cuento serbio)by Josep Carner(Muntañola, Barcelona 1920, and the Catalan edition –La terra dels babausby Montserrat Planas, Leteradura, Barcelona 1980)

“The Land of Idiots (a Serbian tale)” is a magnificent tale (we shall never know if it is aimed at adults or children) from the prolific writer Josep Carner, brilliantly and satirically illustrated by the maestro Nogués.


Les conspiracionsby Joan Salvat-Papasseit(Llibreria Nacional Catalana, Barcelona 1922)

“The Conspiracies” by Joan Salvat-Papasseit.

L’oci d’un filòsofby Cristòfor de Domènech(Llibreria Catalònia, Barcelona 1928)

Written with Cristòfor de Domènech’s characteristic corrosive and irreverent humour, this book was confiscated by the police shortly after its publication.

Sàtires by Guerau de Liost(Edicions de la Revista de Poesia, Barcelona 1928; republished by Selecta,Barcelona 1966 and by Quaderns Crema, Barcelona 1999)

A critical view of Catalan society from a moralising standpoint. Critics have considered this book to be “Noucentisme in its purest state”.


El sombrero de tres picosby Pedro Antonio de Alarcón(La Cometa, Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 1934)

An extraordinary edition of “The Tricorn Hat” with masterful etchings by Xavier Nogués.

Bestiariby Pere Quart(Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Cultura, 1937,republished by Proa, Barcelona 1969, 1997 and 2015)

Author and satirical illustrator display their inspired “madness” in the poet’s marvellous verses and Nogués’ graphic interpretation of them.


L’humor a la Barcelona del vuitcents (Generalitat de Catalunya 1938, republished by Premsa Catalana, Barcelona 1989)reeditat per Premsa Catalana, Barcelona, 1989)

“The Humour of Nineteenth-Century Barcelona”.

Història d’un gosby Jeroni Moragues(Josep Janés, Barcelona 1947)

“A Dog’s Tale” by Jeroni Moragues.

L’humor a la Barcelona del noucents(Aymà, Barcelona, 1949)

“The Humour of Twentieth-Century Barcelona”.

Les prunes del rei de Françaby Josep Pedreira(Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 2012)

“The King of France’s Plums” is an entertaining collection of poems by Pedreira revolving around the world of wine and illustrated by Nogués.