Madrid

Midnight City

Helen Crisp and Jules Stewart

Madrid

Helen Crisp and Jules Stewart

Distributed for Reaktion Books

272 pages | 75 color plates, 30 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $22.00 ISBN: 9781789142198 Will Publish March 2020 For sale in North and South America only
Spain’s top city for tourism, Madrid attracts more than six million visitors a year. In this book, Helen Crisp and Jules Stewart not only place visitor attractions in their historical perspective, relating the story of a city and its people through the centuries, but they also offer carefully curated listings that give a nod to well-known attractions and sites, as well as hidden gems. Spain’s political and art capital, with its “Golden Triangle” of museums and myriad art galleries, Madrid is also a city of dazzling nightlife, with a profusion of cafés and bars. Offering in-depth insight into the history of Madrid along with a view—from fiestas to football—into life in the city today, this is the story of a vibrant, energetic metropolis, one that remains an enigma to many outsiders.
Contents
Prologue HISTORY 1 Magerit Becomes Madrid 2 The Golden Age Of Empire And Literature 3 City Of Enlightenment 4 Bourbon Farewell And Return 5 Madrid Comes Of Age 6 City Under Siege 7 We Go Movida Along 8 Madrid Gets A Facelift THE CITY TODAY ‘Squares’ Fiestas and Processions Café Society Football Madness Theatre Markets Picture this Look up Man of La Mancha Specialist Shops LISTINGS References Chronology Suggested Reading and Viewing Index
Review Quotes
Jason Webster, author of "Violencia: A New History of Spain"
“There is no better guide to Madrid. A treasure trove of fascinating anecdotes and details, not to be missed.”
Ainhoa Paredes, journalist and London correspondent for Spanish TV channel Telecinco
“This is now my favorite guidebook to a city I love. It is impressively knowledgeable and well-researched. A joy to read! Crisp and Stewart have beautifully captured the essence of the city.”
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