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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"An extraordinary book that combines history, criticism of the arts and architecture, and a profound sympathy for the moral essence of a people."--NewsdayFrom the Back Cover:
"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
"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
"Brilliant...an extraordinary book that combines history, criticism of the arts and architecture, and a profound sympathy for the moral essence of a people."
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1993. Paperback. Please note that at 1.1Kg. this book will require additional postage outside of the UK. Barcelona is an attempt at total history: social, political, cultural, economic Hughes includes descriptions of buildings - and he is as good on the bony grandeur of the Catalan gothic as he is on the bulbous undulations of Gaudi - analyses of poems, precise evocations of social conditions. . .and accounts of many extraordinary people His book abounds in virtuoso stylistic displays, impassioned, eloquent, delighted, angry, amused. There is an invigorating freshness and independence of judgment, an absence of clichés, an enlivening curiosity 573pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good+. Slightly rubbed at head, tail and corner of card wraps otherwise a very well presented copy. Bookseller Inventory # 135784
Book Description Harvill, UK, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Paperback Harvill Edition in Near Fine condition; 573 pages with a few b/w photographs in the text. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Extra postage of £1.80 will be requested for UK delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 005699
Book Description Harvill Press, 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1993 Harvill Paperback 1st Edition 1st Impression: near fine clean tight binding. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7696370909