Erscheinungsdatum: 14.03.2017Medium: BuchEinband: GebundenTitel: Insider LondonTitelzusatz: A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurants, and Cultural ExperiencesAutor: Felder, RachelVerlag: Harper Collins Publ. USASprache: EnglischSchla
No visitor to this Basque city is likely to miss the stunning Guggenheim museum and nor should they, but our guide digs deeper: uncovering wonderful food, traditional shops and diverse cultural attractions. Alongside stunning modern architecture - Gehry´s Guggenheim, a metro system with stations designed by Norman Foster, Phillipe Starck´s reinvention of a wine warehouse into cultural space - there are dozens of tiny bars vying to serve the most elegant and delicious pintxos, extraordinary views and lively markets.
´´´The last few years have seen not just a revival but a rebirth of the analogue record. Much more than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. While vinyl never ceased to be the key format for many music lovers and DJs, for two decades the recording industry perceived it as outdated, consigned to dusty domestic spaces and obscure record shops. Yet the seemingly obsolete vinyl has become the fastest growing medium in music sales. Using a cultural sociology framework combined with insights from material and visual culture studies, Dominik Bartmanski and Ian Woodward present vinyl as a multifaceted cultural object and explore the reasons for its persistence within technologically accelerated cultures. The book is informed by media analysis, urban ethnography and interviews with musicians, DJs, record store owners, boutique label chiefs and collectors within a range of urban centres renowned for thriving music scenes, including Melbourne, London, New York, Tokyo and Berlin´´--Provided by publisher.
With its picture-perfect terrace houses, enviable cache of cultural hotspots and more sleek coffee shops than you can shake a bag of finely ground beans at, it´s little wonder that Melburnians regularly claim their bayside city to be the most liveable in the world. Add to the mix a first-rate food scene and an abounding wine region on its doorstep and you may just find yourself agreeing with the Melburnians loving their city. The Monocle Travel Guide to Melbourne will lead you down our favourite laneways, drop by the cutting-edge galleries shaking up the city´s art scene and show you where to marvel at modernist architecture. We´ve also rounded up the independent retailers stocking the most covetable Aussie-made take-homes and sifted through the city´s cafés, restaurants and bars to find the finest establishments in which to order a perfectly poured flat white, top-notch tucker and a light and peppery glass of pinot noir. Melbourne´s weather may be erratic at best - the old adage of the city cycling through four seasons in one day is one to be heeded - but we´ll give you plenty of reasons to hit the streets come rain, shine or hammering hail. The magazine Monocle covers the world with its network of bureaus in New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Singapore. It also employs more than 30 dedicated correspondents-in cities from Bangkok to Bogotá, São Paolo to Stockholm-as well as a team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. This team´s deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has now been compiled in The Monocle Travel Guide Series.
Every trip needs a souvenir. When you encounter limoncello, handmade cameos, or the famous nativities of Naples, Italy, you´ll be tempted to take a part of this beautiful place home with you. But how do you know if you´re buying something authentic or serving one of the region´s many tourist traps? Author and art historian Laura Morelli is here to help. In Italy, it´s not easy to tell the treasures from the trash. In this audiobook, Morelli leads you through the region´s most authentic arts. By teaching you the difference between authentic master artisans and the knock-offs, Morelli will make you every tourist trap´s worst nightmare: an educated buyer. Join Laura Morelli on a journey beyond the souvenir shops into an immersive cultural experience you won´t find in any other guidebook. In this book, you´ll discover: Practical tips for locating the most authentic goods in Naples & the Amalfi Coast Useful information on pricing, quality, and value A comprehensive resource guide The brief history of Neapolitan art And much, much more! Laura Morelli is a trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping. If you like fascinating historical tidbits, comprehensive resources, and an immersive experience into the history of Italian art, then you´ll love this fluidly written book. Bring Morelli´s book alongside more traditional guidebooks on your vacation and you´ll be sure to come back with the best of Italy in your suitcase! Download this book today to enjoy a richer experience in Naples and the Amalfi Coast...without getting ripped off! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Morelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073216/bk_acx0_073216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´re traveling to Florence, Italy, you want to go home with a special souvenir: a leather bag, a gold bracelet, or a beautiful set of stationery. But selecting which wallet or jacket to buy can be an intimidating experience. How do you know if you´re buying something authentic, made locally and in a traditional way? How do you determine if you´ve fallen prey to one of the city´s many tourist traps? Florence is full of tourist traps and knockoffs passed off as authentic. Do you know how to tell the treasures from the trash? In Florence, it´s not easy to tell the treasures from the trash. This is true now more than ever before, as increasing numbers of souvenirs flood into Florence, imported from overseas and passed off as authentic. There is no substitute for an educated buyer. Laura Morelli leads you to the city´s most authentic arts - the centuries-old trades of leather working, wood turning, silk spinning, and other traditions. Wouldn´t you rather support authentic Florentine master artisans than importers looking to turn a quick profit without any connection to Florence at all? Florence boasts some of the most famous artistic traditions in the world. Here´s what you need to know about them. Laura Morelli leads you beyond the souvenir shops for an immersive cultural experience that you won´t find in any other guidebook. This indispensable guide includes practical tips for locating the most authentic goods in one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world. Packed with useful information on pricing, quality, and value, and with a comprehensive resource guide, this audiobook is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to bring home the unique traditions of the birthplace of the Renaissance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Morelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073218/bk_acx0_073218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Going to Venice, Italy? Don´t buy anything in Venice until you listen to this book! If you´re traveling to Venice, Italy, you want to go home with a special souvenir: a piece of Murano glass, a work of Burano lace, a carnival mask, or one of the city´s famous luxury fabrics. But selecting which mask or which goblet to buy can be an intimidating experience. How do you know if you´re buying something authentic, something made in Venice, something made in a traditional way? How do you determine if you´ve fallen prey to one of the city´s many tourist traps? Buyer Beware: Venice is full of tourist traps and mass-produced souvenirs passed off as authentic. Do you know how to tell the treasures from the trash? In Venice, it´s not easy to tell the treasures from the trash. This is true now more than ever before, as increasing numbers of carnival masks, glass, and other souvenirs flood into Venice, imported from overseas and passed off as authentic. There is no substitute for an educated buyer. Laura Morelli leads you to the city´s most authentic arts - the centuries-old trades of mask making, glass blowing, wood turning, silk spinning, and other traditions. Wouldn´t you rather support authentic Venetian master artisans than importers looking to turn a quick profit without any connection to Venice at all? Venice boasts some of the most famous artistic traditions in the world. Here´s what you need to know about them. Laura Morelli leads you beyond the souvenir shops for an immersive cultural experience that you won´t find in any other guidebook. This indispensable guide includes practical tips for locating the most authentic goods in one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Morelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071571/bk_acx0_071571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London’s Soho district underwent a spectacular transformation between the late Victorian era and the end of the Second World War: Its old buildings and dark streets infamous for sex, crime, political disloyalty, and ethnic diversity became a center of culinary and cultural tourism servicing patrons of nearby shops and theaters. Indulgences for the privileged and the upwardly mobile edged a dangerous, transgressive space imagined to be ´´outside´´ the nation. Treating Soho as exceptional, but also representative of London´s urban transformation, Judith Walkowitz shows how the area´s foreignness and porousness were key to the explosion of culture and development of modernity in the first half of the 20th century. She draws on a vast and unusual range of sources to stitch together a rich patchwork quilt of vivid stories and unforgettable characters, revealing how Soho became a showcase for a new cosmopolitan identity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teresa DeBerry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011119/bk_adbl_011119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.