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Product ID: 761287
A monumentally informed and irresistibly opinionated guide to the most un-Spanish city in Spain, from the bestselling
author of The Fatal Shore.
In these pages, Robert Hughes scrolls through Barcelona's often violent history; tells the stories of its kings, poets,
magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers through municipal landmarks that range from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely
surreal cathedral to a postmodern restaurant with a glass-walled urinal. The result is a work filled with the attributes
of Barcelona itself: proportion, humor, and seny—the Catalan word for triumphant common sense.