Homage to Barcelona

Author: Colm Tóibín

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330373562

Category: Barcelona (Spain)

Page: 224

View: 7793


A book celebrating one of Europe's greatest cities, moving from its founding to its huge growth in the 19th century and to the lives of Gaudi, Miro, Picasso, Casals and Dali.In this fascinating and comprehensive biography of a city, Tóibin examines the story of Catalan, the horrors of the Civil War, Franco's rule and the eventual rise of democracy. Reflecting the city's own truly cosmopolitan nature, Tóibin's writing covers Barcelona's art and architecture, its great churches and museums, its cafes, port life, restaurant's and fashionable nightclubs.Written with a deep knowledge of and affection for this astonishing city, it is a personal, carefully researched and finely crafted piece of work.

Homage to Barcelona

The City and Its Art, 1888-1936 : Hayward Gallery, London, 14 November 1985-23 February 1986

Author: Hayward Gallery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780728704787

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

View: 986



Time Out Barcelona

Author: The Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846702542

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 2923


Barcelona barely has time to take down the bunting between its rollicking festivals — when there isn't an all night fiesta happening on the street, there's more likely a party on the beach (only 10 minutes away) and never any shortage of action in its clubs and bars. Gentler pursuits are also myriad: the city's museums have got it all covered from Picasso and Miro to perfume and an outstanding aquarium. Its galleries are among the most avant-garde in Europe, and its history writ large in the churches and perfectly preserved medieval alleyways of the Barri Gotic. Time Out's local journalists give travelers the inside scoop on where to stay, eat, shop and what to see. Suggested day-trips to coast, country, and city are also included.

El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid

Football's Greatest Rivalry

Author: Richard Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408171090

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7264


Real Madrid versus Barcelona is regarded by many as the most captivating fixture in world football. But it is not only the on-pitch battles that have forged their rivalry. From General Franco and bloody civil war to the Catalan city of Barcelona's lukewarm reaction to Spain's recent World Cup and European Championship triumphs, bitterness is never far from the surface. In El Clásico, Richard Fitzpatrick charts the key political and historical flashpoints between the two clubs. With exclusive interviews with key figures, including Luís Figo, Hristo Stoichkov, Joan Laporta and Vicente del Bosque, El Clásico is the definitive guide to football's greatest feud.

Urban Change and the European Left

Tales from the New Barcelona

Author: Donald McNeill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134697945

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 9899


Urban Change and the European Left looks at the way politicians and critics use the city to ground their political messages. The book explores local narratives of urban change through ethnography, biography, travelogue, and social history. Drawing on novels, architectural commentaries, urban plans, political speeches, history and autobiography, Urban Change and the European Left provides accounts of public art, architecture, grassroots struggles, battles for control of the 1992 Olympics, and the city and Catalan identity.

Complete Catalan Beginner to Intermediate Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

Author: Alan Yates,Anna Poch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444133837

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 7784


Are you looking for a complete course in Catalan which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Catalan will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Catalonia. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Homage to Ramon Margalef, Or, Why There is Such Pleasure in Studying Nature

Author: Ramón Margalef

Publisher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona

ISBN: 9788447500192

Category: Aquatic ecology

Page: 439

View: 4907


When a scientific journal like "Oecologia Aquatica" reaches its tenth issue, it is perhaps not an occasion for extraordinary celebration. However, if it turn out that this coincides with a series of unusual circunstances, then the perspective changes somewhat. Moreover, if the editors hasten to confess that this modest milestone of issue na 10 was really taken as an excuse to pay tribute to Professor Ramon Margalef, who was the founder, the first director and the driving force behind the journal, we can be forgiven for waiting to celebrate.


A Cookbook, from Barcelona to New York

Author: Yann de Rochefort,Zack Bezunartea,Marc Vidal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632864959

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 6405


"A sublime collection of traditional Spanish and Tapas recipes. Boqueria captures the soul of Spanish cuisine." --James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Alfred Portale For over a decade New York City's famed Boqueria restaurants have been distilling the energy, atmosphere, and flavors of Barcelona, becoming a place where patrons share excellent wine and exquisite dishes. From traditional tapas like crispy patatas bravas and bacon-wrapped dates to classic favorites like garlicky sautéed shrimp, pork meatballs, and saffron-spiced seafood paella, Boqueria captures the very best of Spanish cuisine. For this sumptuous cookbook, restaurateur Yann de Rochefort and Executive Chef Marc Vidal tell the story of Boqueria, which has now spread to four New York City locations as well as to Washington, D.C. While the recipes-all deeply rooted in Barcelona's culinary culture-take center stage with phenomenal food photography, Boqueria also swings open the kitchen doors to reveal the bustling life of the restaurant, and offers exciting glimpses of the locales that inspire it: the bars, markets, and cervezerias of Barcelona. Transporting us to the busy, colorful stalls of legendary fresh market "La Boqueria," these portraits of the Spanish city are so vibrant that you can almost smell the Mediterranean's salt air. Boqueria's recipes are delectable variations on authentic Barcelona fare, but more than that; along with their origin stories, these recipes inspire a bit of the Boqueria experience-the cooking, the conversations, and the connections-in your own home.

Events and Urban Regeneration

The Strategic Use of Events to Revitalise Cities

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136488588

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 8946


In recent years, major sporting and cultural events such as the Olympic Games have emerged as significant elements of public policy, particularly in efforts to achieve urban regeneration. As well as opportunities arising from new venues, these events are viewed as a way of stimulating investment, gaining civic engagement and publicizing progress to assist the urban regeneration process more generally. However, the pursuit of regeneration involving events is a practice that is poorly understood, controversial and risky. Events and Urban Regeneration is the first book dedicated to the use of events in regeneration. It explores the relationship between events and regeneration by analyzing a range of cities and a range of sporting and cultural events projects. It considers various theoretical perspectives to provide insight into why major events are important to contemporary cites. It examines the different ways that events can assist regeneration, as well as problems and issues associated with this unconventional form of public policy. It identifies key issues faced by those tasked with using events to assist regeneration and suggests how practices could be improved in the future. The book adopts a multi-disciplinary perspective, drawing together ideas from the geography, urban planning and tourism literatures, as well as from the emerging events and regeneration fields. It illustrates arguments with a range of international case studies placed within and at the end of chapters to show positive outcomes that have been achieved and examples of high profile failures. This timely book is essential reading for students and practitioners who are interested in events, urban planning, urban geography and tourism.

Sculpture and Psychoanalysis

Author: Brandon Taylor

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754609841

Category: Art

Page: 237

View: 3184


Shows how key metaphors of Freudian and Kleinian psychoanalysis - splitting, projection, sublimation, identification, the schizoid and reparative mechanisms - as well as Lacan's concepts of the stade du mirroir and the objet petit, can be fruitfully applied to a range of modern three-dimensional art.