Author(s): Angelika Taschen
Barcelona may be design-crazed these days, but visitors can still take a trip back in time by visiting devotional shops that have hardly changed in centuries, such as Cereria Subira (est. 1761). Cooks and culinary fans will appreciate our recommendations for the best places to find kitchenware, chef's apparel, fresh-roasted coffee, or world-famous Spanish hams. If clothes-shopping is more your style, you'll want to visit one of our selected boutiques such as Josep Font, one of Spain's most celebrated designers, or the concept store Lobby. Be sure to keep this guide with you while you jaunt through Barcelona so you don't miss any of the local institutions (n.b. when you're drooling over a leg of jamon iberico, you may want to remind yourself that the airlines impose a weight limit for checked baggage).This title features: an exclusive hand-illustrated cover; an exclusive hand-illustrated map for each area; information such as history, design, opening hours, and signature dishes; hand-illustrated postcard; and, softcover with a sturdy PVC jacket.More bang for your buck! "...a fast-food, high-energy fix on the topic at hand." - "The New York Times Book Review".
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published many titles on architecture, photography, design, contemporary art, interiors, and travel. Pep Escoda is based in Tarragona, Spain, from where he travels the world in order to realize his projects, which were honored by the National Photographer Assosiation with 11 LUX awards. He has published more than 100 books and works for international magazines such as Homes & Houses of the New York Times.