From Publishers Weekly
Hughes's historical-cultural treatise on the Catalonian capital sparkles on the topic of architecture. Photos.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
YA-- The throbbing beat of flamenco guitars and the clicking of castanets resound as readers peruse the pages of this epic history. Founded as an encampment by Roman invaders around 210 B.C. , Barcelona passed through centuries of strife until it reached its ``Golden Age'' between the years 1850 and 1925; it is on this era that Hughes focuses. Aficianados of his descriptive, colorful prose style from such bestsellers as The Fatal Shore (Random, 1988) and The Shock of the New (McGraw, 1981) will not be disappointed with this work, and students of architecture will be especially pleased with the author's detailed comparisons of the city's varied structural styles. A must book for students of modern Spanish or European history and culture.- Richard Lisker, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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