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By Robert Hughes

A monumentally expert and irresistibly opinionated consultant to the main un-Spanish urban in Spain, from the bestselling writer of The deadly Shore.

In those pages, Robert Hughes scrolls via Barcelona's usually violent heritage; tells the tales of its kings, poets, magnates, and revolutionaries; and ushers readers via municipal landmarks that diversity from Antoni Gaudi's sublimely surreal cathedral to a postmodern eating place with a glass-walled urinal. the result's a piece choked with the attributes of Barcelona itself: share, humor, and seny—the Catalan observe for effective logic.

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