The collection consists of more than 2700 documents, mostly on the history of construction and related topics, with an important part in Italian.

General fund

The general collection is available grouped under the Portal Jaume Rosell collection.

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List of the bibliographic collection structured according to the sections of the original personal library. Within each section you will find the bibliography grouped as a recommended reading guide with the didactic aim of transmitting knowledge in a tidy way.


Collection of reference works of architecture, construction, art, technology and science.

Reference books

By "general" I mean any story that spans more than one of the 4 usual eras: ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary.

General history

From the advent of writing to the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 AD

Ancient world

From 476 AD to the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453.

Medieval world

From 1453 to the French Revolution of 1789.

Modern world

From 1789 to 1880, after the new world orders and the Restoration in Spain.

Contemporary World I

From 1880 until the end of World War II in 1945.

Contemporary World II

From 1945 until today.

Contemporary World III

Reflection and debate of the present in reference to architecture and construction.


Treatises up to the XNUMXth century and textbooks on the contemporary world written by XNUMXth century masters. Some construction books are also included in this chapter.

Treatises, teachers and manuals

Last update: 07 / 11 / 2023