Barcelona The Great Enchantress (Directions)

Barcelona The Great Enchantress (Directions)

Robert Hughes


Robert Hughes has been a typical customer to Barcelona because the Sixties and released a booklet concerning the urban in 1992 that used to be quick hailed as a vintage. In Barcelona the nice Enchantress, Hughes crafts a extra own story of his approximately forty-year love affair with the Spanish city, essentially the most brilliant and engaging towns in Europe.

Beginning with a shiny description of his marriage ceremony within the best suited medieval ceremonial chamber in Barcelona's urban corridor, Hughes launches right into a vigorous account of the historical past, artwork, and structure of the storied urban. He tells of architectural treasures abounding in 14th-century Barcelona, developing it as one among Europe's nice Gothic towns, whereas Madrid used to be infrequently greater than a cluster of huts. the town spawned such nice artists as Antoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, and Pablo Casals. Hughes's deep wisdom of town is evident—but it truly is his own reflections of what Barcelona, its humans, and its storied historical past and tradition have intended to him over the many years that units Barcelona the nice Enchantress except all others' books.

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