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    DescriptionRobert Hughes has been a regular visitor to Barcelona since the 1960s and published a book about the city in 1992 that was quickly hailed as a classic. In Barcelona the Great Enchantress, Hughes crafts a more personal tale of his nearly forty-year love affair with the Spanish metropolis, one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in Europe. Beginning with a vivid description of his wedding in the splendid medieval ceremonial chamber in Barcelona's city hall, Hughes launches into a lively account of the history, art, and architecture of the storied city. He tells of architectural treasures abounding in 14th-century Barcelona, establishing it as one of Europe's great Gothic cities, while Madrid was hardly more than a cluster of huts. The city spawned such great artists as Antoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, and Pablo Casals. Hughes's deep knowledge of the city is evident--but it's his personal reflections of what Barcelona, its people, and its storied history and culture have meant to him over the decades that sets Barcelona the Great Enchantress apart from all others' books.

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    Barcelona the Great Enchantress
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Hughes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781426201318
    ISBN 10: 1426201311

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DSE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 23
    BISAC V2.8: HIS045000, ARC000000, TRV009130
    B&T Approval Code: A15202050, A14625400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC22: 946.72, 914.6720483, 946/.72
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DP402.B265 H87 2004
    Thema V1.0: WTH, DNB, NHD
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    National Geographic Society
    Imprint name
    National Geographic Society
    Publication date
    16 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Hanover, PA
    Author Information
    Robert Hughes was the long time critic for "Time Magazine." He is the author of many books, including the best-selling "Fatal Shore" and his recent, critically acclaimed memoir "Things I Didn't Know, " as well as the originator and narrator of the highly acclaimed PBS television series "Shock of the New" and "American Visions." A frequent contributor to "The New York Review of Books, " Hughes lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    ""Time" magazine art critic Hughes writes a passionate love song to his chosen place; this book provides an eloquent introduction to Catalan culture and cuisine while whetting the traveler's appetite for the glories of a great world city." "--Star Tribune" (Minneapolis) "By turns funny, cutting and magisterial." "--San Francisco Chronicle"