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"Peru of Reparaz: the vision of the geographer and the sites of the patrimony"



Date From 02.10.2007 to 11.10.2007


Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00


Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya
Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona

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Year 2007, Peru is the invited country of the International Book Fair LIBER 2007, which is held in the fairground of Montjuïc in Barcelona, from October 3rd to 5th. The fact that the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya counts in its Map Library (Cartoteca de Catalunya) with the library private file of a geographer, who was trained in Catalonia but practised an important part of his career in Peru, has caused the organization of an exhibition on this personage: "Peru of Reparaz: the vision of the geographer and the sites of patrimony".

This is a photographic exhibition on the places that the geographer Gonzalo de Reparaz (1901-1984) described and photographed in his country of reception -Peru-, where he settled after having to flee from Catalonia due to political reasons in 1939. Reparaz, author of the first regional monograph of a Catalan territory -La Plana de Vic (1928)-, carried out an intense task of recognition of the Peruvian places of interest that took him to describe, for the first time, the magnitude and importance of the Colca's Canyon, as well as all the barren river basins of this country.

Free entrance.