A selection of sixty literary extracts from novels, travel books and journals counterpoint the strong visual element, elucidating subjects presented in the photographs. The final section contains sixty-six biographical résumés, for which information and portraits were gathered from photographers, friends and relatives, books, journals and websites. All biographies and captions are in Catalan, Spanish and English, while literary extracts are in the original language with Spanish, Catalan and/or English translations as appropriate
“Ibiza, though smaller than Menorca, plays at being a continent,” observed a British travel writer in 1911. This sequel to Eivissa-Ibiza: A Hundred Years of Light and Shade shows the hidden corners of a Mediterranean microcosmos in which man has lived in close
communion with nature for millennia, and where customs and folklore from the distant past have survived right up to the present.
Since the 1930s Ibiza and Formentera have been known as a refuge for writers and artists, but it is the photographers who have perhaps done most to record the archipelago’s unique beauty and charm. The present anthology celebrates the vision of seventy such light-painters’, enabling today’s reader to roam again through the islands that time forgot.