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Barcelona is Robert Hughes's monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain. Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal cathedral to a postmodern restaurant with a glass-walled urinal. The result is a work filled with the attributes of Barcelona itself: proportion, humor, and seny — the Catalan word for triumphant common sense.

Review:

"Confirms...Mr. Hughes's authority as a first-rate chronicler and historian. The book is destined to become, like Forster's Alexandria and Mary McCarthy's Venice Observed, a classic." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Authoritative, carefully researched, and full of insights into the city's great heritage...his judgments are full of tolerant and good-humored fascination....There is no single volume in either Catalan or Spanish that approaches this book in scope or detail...a superb achievement and a great pleasure to read." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Brilliant...an extraordinary book that combines history, criticism of the arts and architecture, and a profound sympathy for the moral essence of a people." New York Newsday

Synopsis:

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Synopsis:

Barcelona is Robert Hughes's monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain. Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal cathedral to a postmodern restaurant with a glass-walled urinal. The result is a work filled with the attributes of Barcelona itself: proportion, humor, and seny — the Catalan word for triumphant common sense.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [543]-552) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679743835
Author:
Hughes, Robert
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Europe - Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Spain & Portugal
Subject:
Barcelona
Subject:
Arts, Spanish.
Subject:
Architecture -- Spain -- Barcelona.
Subject:
Barcelona (spain)
Subject:
Barcelona (Spain) Civilization.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-Spain
Subject:
history;spain;barcelona;travel;art;architecture;non-fiction;cities;europe;catalunya;culture
Subject:
history;spain;barcelona;travel;art;architecture;non-fiction;cities;europe;catalonia;culture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
TM 11-5895-808-13-6
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
8.09x5.28x1.18 in. 1.30 lbs.

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Product details 592 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679743835 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Confirms...Mr. Hughes's authority as a first-rate chronicler and historian. The book is destined to become, like Forster's Alexandria and Mary McCarthy's Venice Observed, a classic." The New York Times Book Review
"Review" by , "Authoritative, carefully researched, and full of insights into the city's great heritage...his judgments are full of tolerant and good-humored fascination....There is no single volume in either Catalan or Spanish that approaches this book in scope or detail...a superb achievement and a great pleasure to read." Washington Post Book World
"Review" by , "Brilliant...an extraordinary book that combines history, criticism of the arts and architecture, and a profound sympathy for the moral essence of a people." New York Newsday
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , Barcelona is Robert Hughes's monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain. Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal cathedral to a postmodern restaurant with a glass-walled urinal. The result is a work filled with the attributes of Barcelona itself: proportion, humor, and seny — the Catalan word for triumphant common sense.
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