Arnau Puig Collection


Arnau Puig, Professor of Aesthetics at the Barcelona School of Architecture Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, donated its bibliographic and artistic collection to the University so that it could be cataloged and accessed from the Oriol Bohigas Library of the ETSAB for the entire research community, as well as architects, faculty and students from the School itself.

The collection consists of a large collection of books on philosophy, aesthetics and art criticism. The philosopher's legacy also includes the personal archive of documents, lectures, and writings, as well as all of his published books. In addition, the donation includes his private collection of pieces of contemporary art, paintings and engravings and a small collection of archeological pieces. Also the countless awards, medals and awards he has received throughout his life.

On the occasion ofinstitutional act of Tribute of June 21, 2022, the booklet is published

Come on, Arnau. I'm not an artist, just a person who thinks about life: a tribute to theETSAB and Arnau Puig. Barcelona: Polytechnic Digital Initiative. Office of Digital Academic Publications of the UPC 2022

Available electronic version









Press release of the UPC on the occasion of the death of Arnau Puig on 29/03/2020


The books of the library of the Arnau Puig can be located in the catalog of the Libraries of the UPC al Arnau Puig Collection

As of June 2022, we continue to work on cataloging bibliographic holdings with some 2.500 books pending cataloging.

In the Library we have prepared a thematic guide on it where we will collect the publications of Arnau Puig, the articles he published in magazines as well as a selection of publications on Dau al Set.

Link to Thematic guide


Archive background

Arnau Puig's archive is made up of documents, mostly on paper, which were accumulated (made or received) by the sociologist and art critic throughout his life. This collection brings together different types of documents, such as: personal and professional correspondence, notes and notes for the preparation of your classes or speeches, diaries and notebooks with personal notes, an important collection of art gallery catalogs. and exhibitions by renowned artists (Picasso, Tàpies, Dalí, Miró, Josep M. de Sucre), postcards and travel documentation from around the world (Chicago, Cuba, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, among others) and photographs of family exhibitions and events.

Background file of Arnau Puig


Collection of works of art

The collection of works of art consists of more than half a thousand pieces, including painting, graphic work and sculpture, which Arnau Puig collected from the fifties of the last century until the first decade. of the XNUMXst century. Representen a un ventall variat d'artistes espanyols i llatinoamericans, però majoritàriament catalans, tant de generacions anteriors, coetànies com posteriors a la de Puig, gairabé sempre amics personals i coneguts seus, amb els que sovint va col·laborar comissariant exposicions, escrivint textos for catalogs or articles in specialized publications. Among the most prominent names are works by Àngel Planells, Joan Barberà, Romà Vallès, Joan-Josep Tharrats, Modest Cuixart, Antoni Clavé, Amèlia Riera, Joan Hernández Pijuan, Albert Ràfols-Casamada, Rosa Nicolás, Juan Uslé, Perejaume, Marie -France Veyrat, Josep Maria Subirachs, Antoni Muntadas and many others.

In June 2022, we continue to work on the organization of the Archive Fund and the inventory of the Artwork Fund.


Last update: 20 / 06 / 2022