"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."
-- New York Newsday
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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Description du livre Paperback. État : Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. N° de réf. du libraire GOR001884171
Description du livre Paperback. État : Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. N° de réf. du libraire GOR002734509
Description du livre Vintage Books, 1993. État : Good. New Ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP78845595
Description du livre The Harvill Press, 1993. Paperback. État : Good. Paperback. Slight warp. Prompt posting from UK. See our z shop for older OUT OF PRINT books. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000013246
Description du livre The Harvill Press, 1993., 1993. paperback, 8vo, 573pp, illustrated, clean and tight, no inscriptions, spine faded, otherwise Very Good condition. ISBN: 0002721678. N° de réf. du libraire 447257
Description du livre 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. N° de réf. du libraire 135784
Description du livre Harvill, UK, 1993. Soft cover. État : Near Fine. 1st Edition. 64mo - up to 3" tall. 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. N° de réf. du libraire 005699
Description du livre Harvill Press, 1992. Soft cover. État : Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1993 Harvill Paperback 1st Edition 1st Impression: near fine clean tight binding. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-7696370909
Description du livre Vintage Books, 1993. Paperback. État : Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. N° de réf. du libraire GD-131-87-5842005