Madrid (Cities of the Imagination)

3.85 avg rating
( 33 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781902669274: Madrid (Cities of the Imagination)

Planted by royal whim in a harsh, sun-drenched tableland, Madrid flaunts its distinctive Spanish identity as the most vibrant of Europe's capitals. An imperial court, remote from external influences, produced durable curiosities like the siesta, the paseo and a joyously hectic nightlife. A city where decorative display and lunching are often rated above industry and money-making, Madrid's exuberant style nonetheless flourishes in the modern world. Elizabeth Nash explores the chaotic jumble of a city built by in-comers eager to serve - or use - a court by turns austere and ostentatious. In squares, parks, streets and monuments old and new, she tracks down aristocrats and artisans, servants and chancers who bred a unique urban culture combining deference and insolence, conformity and flair. THE CITY OF ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Vel?zquez and Goya, realism, the erotic and the macabre; Cervantes, Cela and Hemingway, the traditions of satire, the picaresque hero and the novel of war. THE CITY OF POWER POLITICS: the heart of the Spanish Empire; the scars of civil war and dictatorship; democracy and the movida of hedonistic excess and liberation, celebrated by film-maker Pedro Almod?var. THE CITY OF PASSIONS: the intellectual debates of caf? society; fiestas sacred and profane; the cult of bullfighting and the capital's love affair with football.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Elizabeth Nash is Madrid correspondent for The Independent newspaper, London.

Review:

"Elizabeth Nash, a long-term resident of the Spanish capital, has mixed the obvious tourist attractions with some unexpected pleasures...This is a book to read before you go and then take with you." - Sunday Times; "..as good on Goya as it is on Real Madrid." - The Times Higher Education Supplement

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Elizabeth Nash
Published by Signal Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2001)
ISBN 10: 1902669274 ISBN 13: 9781902669274
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signal Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Planted by royal whim in a harsh, sun-drenched tableland, Madrid flaunts its distinctive Spanish identity as the most vibrant of Europe s capitals. An imperial court, remote from external influences, produced durable curiosities like the siesta, the paseo and a joyously hectic nightlife. A city where decorative display and lunching are often rated above industry and money-making, Madrid s exuberant style nonetheless flourishes in the modern world. Elizabeth Nash explores the chaotic jumble of a city built by in-comers eager to serve - or use - a court by turns austere and ostentatious. In squares, parks, streets and monuments old and new, she tracks down aristocrats and artisans, servants and chancers who bred a unique urban culture combining deference and insolence, conformity and flair. THE CITY OF ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Vel?zquez and Goya, realism, the erotic and the macabre; Cervantes, Cela and Hemingway, the traditions of satire, the picaresque hero and the novel of war. THE CITY OF POWER POLITICS: the heart of the Spanish Empire; the scars of civil war and dictatorship; democracy and the movida of hedonistic excess and liberation, celebrated by film-maker Pedro Almod?var. THE CITY OF PASSIONS: the intellectual debates of caf? society; fiestas sacred and profane; the cult of bullfighting and the capital s love affair with football. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781902669274

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Elizabeth Nash
Published by Signal Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2001)
ISBN 10: 1902669274 ISBN 13: 9781902669274
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signal Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Planted by royal whim in a harsh, sun-drenched tableland, Madrid flaunts its distinctive Spanish identity as the most vibrant of Europe s capitals. An imperial court, remote from external influences, produced durable curiosities like the siesta, the paseo and a joyously hectic nightlife. A city where decorative display and lunching are often rated above industry and money-making, Madrid s exuberant style nonetheless flourishes in the modern world. Elizabeth Nash explores the chaotic jumble of a city built by in-comers eager to serve - or use - a court by turns austere and ostentatious. In squares, parks, streets and monuments old and new, she tracks down aristocrats and artisans, servants and chancers who bred a unique urban culture combining deference and insolence, conformity and flair. THE CITY OF ARTISTS AND WRITERS: Vel?zquez and Goya, realism, the erotic and the macabre; Cervantes, Cela and Hemingway, the traditions of satire, the picaresque hero and the novel of war. THE CITY OF POWER POLITICS: the heart of the Spanish Empire; the scars of civil war and dictatorship; democracy and the movida of hedonistic excess and liberation, celebrated by film-maker Pedro Almod?var. THE CITY OF PASSIONS: the intellectual debates of caf? society; fiestas sacred and profane; the cult of bullfighting and the capital s love affair with football. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781902669274

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Nash
Published by Signal Books
ISBN 10: 1902669274 ISBN 13: 9781902669274
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signal Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781902669274

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Elizabeth Nash
ISBN 10: 1902669274 ISBN 13: 9781902669274
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 3287566

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Michael Jacobs Elizabeth Nash
Published by Signal Books Ltd (2001)
ISBN 10: 1902669274 ISBN 13: 9781902669274
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signal Books Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1902669274

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Elizabeth Nash
Published by Signal 2001-03-20, Oxford (2001)
ISBN 10: 1902669274 ISBN 13: 9781902669274
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signal 2001-03-20, Oxford, 2001. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781902669274

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Nash, Elizabeth
Published by Signal Books Ltd (2001)
ISBN 10: 1902669274 ISBN 13: 9781902669274
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signal Books Ltd, 2001. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FV-9781902669274

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.88
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Elizabeth Nash
Published by Signal Books Ltd (2001)
ISBN 10: 1902669274 ISBN 13: 9781902669274
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Signal Books Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1902669274

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds