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Barcelona's vocation of modernity : rise and decline of an urban image

Author: Joan Ramón Resina
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, cop. 2008.
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Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity is a study of the emergence and development of the cultural image of the Iberian peninsula's foremost modern city.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Ramón Resina
ISBN: 9780804758321 0804758328
OCLC Number: 1123537088
Description: X, 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents @toc4:List of Figures, xxx Acknowledgments, xxx @toc2:Introduction: The City as Social Form, 1 1. The Bourgeois City, 00 2. Imagined City, 00 3. Like Moths to a Lamp: Foreigners in Barcelona's Red- Light District, 000 4. A Sojourn With the Dead, 000 5. The Divided City and the Divided Self, 000 6. The City of Eternal Returns, 000 7. From the Olympic Torch to the World Forum of Cultures: The After-Image of Barcelona's Modernity, 000 Notes, 000 Works Cited, 000 Index, 000 @fmct:Figures @fmli: Captions Fig. 1. Poster for the Universal Exposition of 1888 by L Ruiz, Madrid, 1888, 000 Fig. 2. Alfred Guesdon,. "Aerial View of Barcelona," 1860, 000 Fig. 3. Estacio de Franca, 2005, 000 Fig. 4. Estacio de Franca. First special train with soccer fans leaving for Valencia, 1920, 000 Fig. 5. Estacio de Franca, Train Hall, 000 Fig. 6. Llotja, 18701879, 000 Fig. 7. Interior of a house in Altafulla with Joan Busquets suite of furniture, c. 1900, 000 Fig. 8. High relief by Eusebi Arnau, Casa Amatller, 1900, 000 Fig. 9. Passeig de Gracia, 18701879, 000 Fig. 10. Ildefons Cerda, plan of the outskirts of Barcelona and proposal for the reform and expansion of the city by the highway, canal and port engineer, 1859, 000 Fig. 11. Antoni Rovira i Trias, plan of the project for the enlargement of the city of Barcelona, 1859, 000 Fig. 12. Leon Jaussely, general plan for the connections project. 1905, 000 Fig. 13. Ramon Casas, "The Charge," 1899, 000 Fig. 14. The Parallel, 000 Fig. 15. "A gallant lady in the cozy room of a merry house in Barcelona," 000 Fig. 16. "A girl from the low district attempting one more conquest," 000 Fig. 17. La Placa del Diamant, 1934, 000 Fig. 18. Ricard Bofill, Walden 7, 000 Fig. 19. Ricard Bofill, Walden 7, 000Fig. 20. Antoni Gaudi, Sagrada Familia, Passion Facade, 000 Fig. 21. Universal Exposition. 1929, 000 Fig. 22. Enric Miralles, Diagonal Mar, 000 Fig. 23. Lighting of Olympic Torch, 1992, 000 [[AUTHOR/COPY EDITOR: SEE ART LOG. All 3 images are part of 1 figure, 1 caption.]]Fig. 24. Jean Nouvel, Agbar Tower, 000 Fig. 25. Interpellating the Mayor, 2004, 000 Fig. 26. Logo of the Barcelona Forum, 2004, 000 Fig. 27. Anti-Forum activists, July 2004, 000 Fig. 28. Fireworks, World Forum of Cultures, September 2004, 000
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