Unlike any other city travel guide, "Barcelona Secret Museum" proposes a view of the city from the subjective perspective of a writer. His contemplative, humorous, and beautifully descriptive text guides the reader through 80 sites, monuments, squares, buildings, as well as shop windows, hidden streets, poor and desolate neighborhoods, walls of posters and street art; always with fascinating cultural commentary and universal references to the history of art, cinema and literature. Each spot visited becomes a piece of a universal puzzle with poetic as well as tongue-in-cheek connections. Street plot converges with literary plot through famous quotes, forgotten verses, and recalled images of great works of art and cinema, always with a playful sense of humor. Illustrated with the extraordinary photographs of Txema Salvans, this book is a homage to the city's diversely rich and international urban culture.
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Now in its third edition, this multi-volume Encyclopedia of Management, has been revised and updated to chart the major developments that have occurred in: digital technologies; ethics and governance-related issues; innovation; emerging markets; organizational networks; and new avenues of sustainable business growth. Providing comprehensive coverage of the field of management the encyclopedia spans thirteen subject volumes plus and index, providing a landmark work of reference for scholars, students and professionals. New to this edition: Technology & Innovation Management , Volume 13, V K Narayanan & Gina O’Connor.