Barcelona - Robert HughesHarvill Press, 1992, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Boards somewhat mottled at the margins with further light spotting. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Tells the story of the growth of this Mediterranean metropolis – in relation to Catalunya, to the rest of Spain, and to Europe and America over 1500 years of civic existence. Mainly, the author's history is keyed to the stones of Barcelona – its architecture. But Hughes’s account is rich in political, economic, and military drama, and the play of remarkable personalities from Wilfred the Hairy, legendary founding king of Barcelona, to Antonio Gaudi. His entertaining account is also concerned, of course, with painting, sculpture, poetry, folklore, traditional crafts and metiers of land and sea, language, opera, clothes, and food. Throughout, he asks – and answers – these intriguing questions: What is it about the Catalans that makes them – has always made them – so modem? Why are they so Spanish, yet so very un-Spanish?
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 573
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