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Title The Barcelona reader : cultural readings of a city / edited by Enric Bou and Jaume Subirana
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 442 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, map, plans
Contents Introduction : Barcelona : cultural readings of a city / Enric Bou and Jaume Subirana -- I. City, history, and territory. Barcelona : the siege city / Robert Davidson ; Barcelona as an adaptive ecology / Ferran Sagarra ; A present past, Barcelona street names, from Víctor Balaguer to Pasqual Maragall / Jaume Subirana ; 'The asylum of modern times' : Barcelona and Europe / Felipe Fernández-Armesto ; A fragile country / Colm Tóibín -- II. City and society. Barcelona and modernity / Brad Epps ; Football and identities in Catalonia / Alejandro Quiroga ; The family and the city : power and the creation of cultural imagery / Gary Wray McDonogh ; Memory and the city in Barcelona's cemeteries / Elisa Martí-López -- III. Art, architecture, and the city. Picasso among his fellows at 4 Gats : Beyond Modernisme? / Jordi Falgàs ; Gaudí : poet of stone, artistic hedgehog / Marià Marín i Torné ; El Poble Espanyol = El Pueblo Español (1929) / Jordana Mendelson -- IV. The Olympics and the city. Barcelona : urban identity 1992-2002 / Donald McNeill ; From the Olympic torch to the Universal Forum of Cultures : the after-image of Barcelona's modernity / Joan Ramon Resina -- V. Literature, cinema, and the city. La Gran Encisera : three odes to Barcelona, and a film / Josep Miquel Sobrer ; The deceptive dame : criminal revelations of the Catalan capital / Stewart King ; A Biutiful city : Alejandro González Iñárritu's filmic critique of the 'Barcelona model' / Benjamin Fraser
Summary "Over the last twenty years there has been a growing international interest in the city of Barcelona. This has been reflected in the academic world through a series of studies, courses, seminars, and publications. The Barcelona Reader hinges together a selection of the best academic articles, written in English, about the city, and its main elements of identity and interest: art, urban planning, history and social movements. The book includes scholarly essays about Barcelona that can be of interest to the student and the general public alike. It focuses on cultural representations of the city: the arts (including literature) provide a complex yet discontinuous portrait of the city, similar to a patchwork. The authors selected create a kaleidoscope of views and voices thus presenting a diverse yet inclusive Barcelona portrait. The Barcelona Reader offers a multifaceted assessment that will be essential reading for anyone interested in this iconic city"-- Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed November 26, 2018)
Subject Architecture and society -- Spain -- Barcelona
Art and society -- Spain -- Barcelona
City and town life in motion pictures
City planning -- Spain -- Barcelona
Literature and society -- Spain -- Barcelona
Spanish literature -- Social aspects
Urban beautification -- Spain -- Barcelona
Barcelona (Spain) -- Civilization
Barcelona (Spain) -- History
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bou, Enric, editor
Subirana, Jaume, editor
ISBN 1786948168 (electronic bk.)
9781786948168 (electronic bk.)