From the window that
looks out onto Doctor Letamendi Square, Josep Maria Carandell (Barcelona, 1934) has
witnessed all kinds of events. For more that thirty years now, he has been looking on life
passing by below in the shape of countless people of all ages and types amidst the flow of
traffic and the commercial activities that animate one of the few squares projected by
Cerdā within the "Eixample", the district in which he has spent most of his
life. Carandell is the author of 25 books in Catalan and 15 in Spanish, among which
"La guia secreta de Barcelona", "La Pedrera", "Cosmos de
Gaudí", "La víspera de San Juan" and the text of "La Violeta"
are worthy of special mention.