Barcelona - Robert HughesThe Harvill Press, 1993, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good+. Slightly rubbed at head, tail and corner of card wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.
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")