Joan Amades i Gelats (Barcelona,1890-1959). A self-taught anthropologist and folklorist. He dedicated his life to the study and collection of traditional and popular culture in Catalonia.
Within his extensive bibliography there includes:
Biblioteca de tradicions populars (42 volumes, 1933-1936)
Folklore de Catalunya (3 volumes, 1950-1969)
Costumari català (5 volumes, 1950-1956)