Catalonia A Cultural History
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Description: In Catalonia, Michael Eaude illuminates the cultural and literary history of one of the world's most intriguing places--from the stunning modern architecture of Barcelona, to the medieval Bendictine abbey at Montserrat, to the ancient Roman ruins of Tarragona. Eaude takes us on a revealing tour of Catalonia's breathtaking landscape, from the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava, recounting the region's rich history and relating tales of Catalonia's most colorful figures, such as Abbot Aliva, who brought Moorish learning to Europe; the ruthless mercenary, Roger de Flor; and Jacint Verdaguer, the handsome nineteenth-century poet-priest. Of course, Catalonia is famous for its twentieth-century art. This book sheds light on the revolutionary Art Nouveau buildings (including the Sagrada Familia) and Antoni Gaudi and it also explores the region's artistic legacy: the young Picasso painting Barcelona's vibrant slums; Salvador Dali, inspired by the twisted rocks of Cap de Creus to paint his landscapes of the human mind; and Joan Miro, discovering the colors of the red earth at Montroig. Drawing on social history, literature local and foreign, the arts and music, Catalonia will dramatically change how we view the topography of one of the most vibrant regions of Spain.
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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Michael Eaude writes for the Guardian and Independent and is the author of Barcelona, The City that Re-Invented Itself.
|Birth and Rebirth of a Nation|
|The First Town in Spain. Portbou|
|Mediterranean: The Center of the Earth. Tarragona|
|Romanesque Catalonia. The Pyrenees|
|Glory and Rapine. Poblet and Athens|
|The Poet-Priest and the Indiano. Verdaguer|
|The Lancashire of Spain. Gaudi and Guell|
|Fleeing the Straight and Narrow. Gaudi and Reus|
|Modern Painting. Rusinol at Sitges, Picasso|
|The Terminal Beach. Salvador Dali|
|Feet rooted to the Red Earth. Joan Miro|
|Come from a Silence. Raimon|
|Tourism and War|
|The Sweaty Groin. Barcelona's Raval|
|The Gothic Quarter. Barcelona|
|Mass Migration and Mass Tourism. Lloret|
|Plain and River. Lleida and the Ebro|
|The Anarchist Dream. George Orwell|
|The Landscape in the Pot|
|Cradle and Refuge. FC Barcelona|