Barcelona / Edition 1

Barcelona / Edition 1

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by Robert Hughes
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679743835
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
1st Vintage Books ed
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.17(d)

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