The project aims to obtain funding to publish the book "Los últimos días vistos del rey".
"Los últimos días vistos del rey” (“The last watched days of the King") is a book that tells the proclamation of King Philip VI of Spain through a collection of frames taken from the broadcast of this event by the first channel of the Spanish Public Television (TVE).
This work offers a visual analysis of the official image of this important event that was transmitted to the Spanish society, which will be reflected in an object-book which poses an "unofficial image" of it.
This proposal continues the one started with “Los últimos días de Franco vistos por TVE” ("The Last Days of Franco as watched by TVE") and “Los primeros días del Rey vistos por TVE” ("The first days of the King as watched by TVE"), two books published in December 1975 by the Ministry of Information and Propaganda.
"Los últimos días vistos del Rey" thus completes the historical trilogy set out by
these two previous books, including a chronicle of the abdication of King Juan Carlos I on June 3rd, 2014, while trying to subvert the official image offered by the two first volumes.
Features of the Book
Size: 24 x 17 cm.
Photos by J. Baron on the images by TVE
Innner design and covers by E. Gimeno
Pre-printing by V. Garrido
Printed by Martin Impresores
Composed in Myriad Pro Bold and Myriad Pro Regular
Print run of 1,000 copies
All the books purchased through Verkami will have a serigraph or the complete series of 3 serigraphs (as a reward) size 24x17 cm. personalized with your name.
Besides the book, let us share an experience
This reward is the one that perhaps contains a greater degree of personal commitment, as it is not only related to this project, but with the processes through which I develop all my work.
My projects are born from experiences with the world around me and the global world we live in. In this sense, I take license to laboratory" to the fictional space in which these processes come alive. Luckily, it is usually the space I share with the people who help me to develop ideas, make them grow from very different disciplines and perspectives. A place full of improvisation and unpredictability.
With this reward I want to open the lab door to those willing to join an immersive experience in one of the cornerstones of this work: television.
Book Printing in December 2014. Delivery to the patrons before Christmas’ Eve.
What will use your contributions for
The contributions received will pay the costs of printing, shipping to patrons and
the rental of a TV set in Madrid for a day, the development of Laboratorio-Acción-TV. In case the funding is greater than the amount needed, the exceeding money will be invested in a possible increase of the copies.
To know more
On the work of Julian Baron
About "The last days of Franco seen by TVE" and "The early days of King
viewed by TVE", the exhibition 'Pictures & books'. Spain 1905-1977, Reina Sofia Museum (until January 2015) and the book of the same name (edited by RM, 2014).