Focusing on the architectural foundations of this extraordinary city, Robert Hughes' account of Barcelona's growth in relation to the region of Catalunya also features political, economic and military drama.
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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 Harvill Press 22/02/1993, 1993. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780002721677
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: 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. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001884171
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: 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. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002734509
Book Description Vintage Books, 1993. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78845595
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1993., 1993. paperback, 8vo, 573pp, illustrated, clean and tight, no inscriptions, spine faded, otherwise Very Good condition. ISBN: 0002721678. Bookseller Inventory # 447257
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. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 005699
Book Description Vintage Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-131-87-5842005