|1. CITY GUIDES
TimeOut - Barcelona guidebook
Probably the best Barcelona guidebook around. Much more than just a tourist guide this Barcelona guide is higly recommended and xbarcelonas favourite!
Lonely Planet : Barcelona Damien Simonis
Barcelona is the capital city of the Cataluna province, which has its
own language and character. This guide contains detailed notes and illustrations
on architecture, walking tours, accommodation for all budgets, day trips
to the wine regions, and a language and pronunciation guide.
Footprint Barcelona Handbook
A useful alternative for the short break traveller, this guide covers both the coastal and inland regions of Catalunya, the Barcelona Handbook provides information on one of Europe's finest destinations. It offers suggestions on what to see, where to sleep and where to eat, plus comprehensive coverage area by area of Barcelona from Barri Gotic to the Zona Alta and outlying districts. Also provided are practical tips on city transport, special tourist services and emergency numbers. Background information on architecture, art and crafts and literature is also included. .
Lonely Planet: Barcelona Condensed
This guide to Barcelona contains information on accommodation to suit all budgets, restaurants, local cuisine, nightlife, history, culture and places to visit.
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
In 1936 Orwell went to Spain to report on the Civil War and instead joined the fight against the Fascists. This famous account describes the war and Orwell's experiences.
Barcelona by Robert Hughes
Focussing on the architectural foundations of this Mediterranean city, the author's account of Barcelona's growth in relation to the region of Catalunya, Spain and Europe also features political, economic and military insights
The Harvill Press
Billy and Jesus Are Off to Barcelona
Billy is an ordinary sixteen-year-old living on Dublin's Northside. Jesus,
on the other hand is a rich and beautiful boy who travels from Barcelona
to live with Billy's family for 3 weeks. The plan is that Billy will go
back with Jesus on a return visit. No-one should make plans.
New Island Books
Homage to Barcelona Colm Toibin
This title is a personal and carefully research account of Barcelona, from its founding to its huge growth in the 19th century. The author covers the city's: history; art and architecture; great churches and museums; cafes; port life; restaurants and fashionable nightclubs.
Barcelona +" is a project born of the city and its environs; the urban nexus as a generator of actions and attitudes that seek to respond to what surrounds us. This volume aims to speak of an attitude more than of a profession. In that respect the city effects decision-making and generates very different and rich perceptions and readings, like a magnet which receives and generates energy from both the people living there and that which penetrates it. The actor aims to understand his own theatre, converses and interacts with it, rebels against it. In this instance the actors are graphic designers, industrialists, architects, photographers and all those who via their work converse with the city, with culture and with everything that forms part of our lives. The theatre is the city of Barcelona.
Barcelon Gráfica von America Sanchez
America Sanchez has photographed and arranged some 1,825 examples of Barcelona urban graphic art: shop signs, door numbers, vignettes, allegories, emblems and pictograms which illustrate the uses of the city and make them legible. In so doing, Sanchez has rescued from anonymity a multitudinous cast of spontaneous graphic artists: sign-writers, painters, engravers, carvers, smiths, stained-glass workers. With this book, America Sanchez makes a cultural contribution as important, if not more so, as his estimable work as a graphic designer. As a result, Barcelona can see itself in the mirror of its anonymous graphic art and thereby recoup another aspect of its enormously rich heritage.
Spanish, English, Catalan, Japan
Culture Shock! : Barcelona at
Your Door (Culture Shock! at Your Door)
Most chroniclers of Barcelona are seduced by the city's extraordinary setting. Barcelona seems to have everything. But how do all these aspects connect? How does an avant-garde blues festivals relate to the traditional Catalunya dance form of the sardana? How does the city's anticlerical historical events mesh with its religious commitments? How can one place be both Gothic and modernist? How do the somber sardana tones fit with the bold colors of Miro? How can a people be so staunchly conservative and yet so tenaciously revolutionary? Forget the 'city of contrasts' cliche. Allow Mark Cramer's Barcelona to help you make the right connections, for everything from fitting in with local social and business customs to such everyday tasks as finding an apartment or opening a bank account.
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Living and Working in Spain von David Hampshire
Living and Working in Spain is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of practical information available about everyday life in Spain. It's packed with over 450 pages of important and useful data, designed to help you avoid costly mistakes and save both time and money.
The New Spaniards von John Hooper
Over 30 million foreigners travel to Spain every year - more than any
other country, yet all but a handful see little of the country besides
the holiday costas. This book describes the real Spain that has emerged
since the death of Franco, a country of immense industrial and cultural
creativity, of police trade unions and wife-swapping bars, a federal monarchy
with a tax-paying king, a welfare state in which three-quarters of the
unemployed do not qualify for assistance. Unlike many books on Spain,
this book eschews politics to focus on the society and how it functions.
The book won the Allen Lane Award.
Live and Work in Spain and Portugal
This guide is designed for anyone interested in living or working temporarily
or permanently, starting a business, retiring, or just buying a holiday
home in Spain or Portugal. It contains major sections devoted to entry
regulations and permits, and permanent employment and careers in the region,
including types of job available, job hunting techniques, applying, interviews,
salary details as well as an industrial guide and list of major employers.
It also includes case histories and background information on the way
of life including facts on buying a home, city and regional guides, the
health and education systems.
Culture Shock! Spain M.L. Graff
The ability to work well within the Spanish culture is essential for business people working in Spain and foreigners living in Spain. This book is written specifically for individuals and their spouses, and organisations seeking a way through the cultural minefield. This book will help you adapt to the customs and etiquette of Spain.
|The Xenophobe's Guide to the Spanish
von Drew Launay
A guide to understanding the Spanish that
views them with the same light-hearted attitude that they themselves display
in life. A funny little book covering issues such as Nationalism and Identity,
Attitudes and Values, Manners and Behaviour, Drinking and Eating, Custom
and Tradition, Sense of Humour, Culture, Systems, Business and Commerce
Barcelona Club Flyers
Barcelona: a Guide to Recent Architecture
This guide looks at a broad range of architecture and urbanism in Barcelona, providing an understanding of the historical and political contexts that have shaped it. It focuses on significant projects built since 1990 as well as providing practical information for vistors.
|4. CITY MAGAZINES
Guia del ocio
Weekly Barcelona pocket guide containing listings about movies, gigs, theater, music, art as well as tv guide, restaurant and club listings.
Fashion, art, design, architecture, bars, restaurants und nightlife guide in Spanish and English containing a lot of beautiful and photos of products and places. For fashion victims and design junkies.
ca. 250 Pages
Suite Magazine dedicated to trends, design, music, fashion, culture etc...
Dedicated to independent quality music (electronic,indie pop/rock, hip hop &rare grooves). Music content and reviews are mixed with news, infomation about gigs and festivals, interviews, special reports, records reviews and a music agenda...
AB is a trend magazine that has been around for 8 years. 36000 issues monthly and dedicated to fashion, art, music, trends, club culture, urban lifestyle...
Scope is a free-Magazin dedicated to the moving images such as cinéma, movies, TV, video as well as net-art and electronic art.
monthly free (Fnac)
Michelin Barcelona Mini-Spiral Atlas (2040)
Michelins handy Barcelona Map. Spiralbounded at a 1:12000 scale (1cm=120m) with useful details such as house numbers markets, swimming pools, one ways, metro stations adn street index...to live and work in Barcelona this is a must!
|English, French, German, Italian, Portugese,
Michelin Barcelona Map (41)
Same as abov but as foldout Map at a 1:12000 scale (1cm=120m) with useful details such as house numbers markets, swimming pools, one ways, metro stations adn street index...to live and work in Barcelona this is a must!
|English, French, German, Italian, Portugese, Spanish