Feeling "alive" is commonly used to describe the state when you are energized, excited, full of life! And that's exactly what these books inspire -- a feeling of eagerness to explore and discover.Alive! Guides are a refreshing change from the "same-old" guidebooks. They are written for the savvy traveler who is looking for quality and value in accommodations and dining, with a selection of activities to fill the days and nights. Each book's introduction covers the basic travel information, including climate, when to go, what to pack, history, package tours, geography and -- for overseas destinations -- currency concerns and health issues. Daytime pursuits are detailed in the "Sunup to Sundown" section, which cover the best beaches, walking tours, driving excursions, nature trips and sightseeing. Shopping plays a big part, with tips on how to barter in island crafts markets and where to find the best deals. And if you're looking for some fun when the stars come out, turn to the "After Dark" section, where you'll find descriptions of the best discos, cigar bars, theaters, movies, nightclubs and happy hours!
Once again available, this book offers two different and complementary views on Buenos Aires. That of Horacio Coppola s allows us to see the town through its most emblematic images of the urban landscape with which he designed his own Buenos Aires: downtown and suburban streets, typical quarters, building changes. The chosen photographs, dating between 1929 and 1936, include several snapshots hitherto unpublished and the original negatives.The photographs belonging to Facundo de Zuviria seem to preserve a balance between urban landscapes and poetic abstraction, thus in full accordance with Coppola s spirit. Hence, there appear buildings facades, shop-windows and different suburbs, wherein the artist thinks a deep and essential Buenos Aires still survives.The city s thorough description presented in this book, shows, through its two creators eyes, something that is deeply rooted and preserved, i.e. an urban essence perpetually underlying behind the facades and its people, not easily to be defined though indeed intuitively perceived: the soul of Buenos Aires.Nuevamente disponible, este libro ofrece dos miradas distintas y complementarias sobre Buenos Aires. La de Horacio Coppola permite asomarse a la ciudad a traves de sus imagenes mas emblematicas del paisaje urbano y con las que construyo su Buenos Aires personal: calles centricas y suburbanas, barrios caracteristicos, cambios edilicios. Las fotografias elegidas fueron tomadas entre 1929 y 1936 y se incluyen varias fotos ineditas de los negativos originales.Las fotografias pertenecientes a Facundo de Zuviria intentan mantener un equilibrio entre los paisajes urbanos y la abstraccion poetica, siguiendo de esta manera el espiritu coppoliano. Aparecen asi frentes edilicios, vidrieras de negocios y los barrios, en los que el artista piensa que perdura un Buenos Aires esencial y profundo.El retrato conjunto de la ciudad que presenta este libro muestra entonces, a traves de las miradas de los dos creadores, algo que se mantiene arraigado, una esencia urbana que subyace inmutable detras de las fachadas y de su gente, dificil de definir pero que intuimos: el alma de Buenos Aires.
From 1976-1983, an estimated 30,000 people disappeared in Argentina. They were victims of the Dirty War a brutal campaign designed by the government to root out possible subversives. Those suspected of being dissidents were kidnapped and taken to secret detention centers. Most were tortured and then killed never seen again. Robert J. Cox, editor of the Buenos Aires Herald, did what few others were willing to do he told the truth about what was happening. Every day his newspaper reported on the kidnappings and killings. He challenged those in power asking questions and demanding answers. Cox's commitment to reporting the truth made him a hero to the families of the disappeared, but an enemy of the state. This is the remarkable story of one man s courage in the face of adversity. It is the story of a man dedicated to protecting the freedom of the press and to protecting his family. It is the story of those who disappeared and the man who stayed in order to tell their stories. Cox s story is told by his son David who grew up under the pall of terrorism, but was inspired by his father s great courage to write what was true. He has written the book that his father could not.
The most representative picture postcards of the capital city of the country. The photographs are arranged in the order of the various tour circuits the visitor may follow. From the port - Puerto Madero and Catalinas, Retiro - the political and commercial center is visited, a walk through San Telmo to visit Plaza Dorrego and the antique shops, moves on to the Boca, on to the Riachuelo and return to the elegant neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo where the Rosedal rose garden in Tres de Febrero Park will be admired, to end up placing a bet on the horses of the race track, watching a polo match, cheering in a one of the more traditional soccer stadiums (River Plate or Boca Juniors). The hours of darkness are reserved for the Tango, for eating in traditional restaurants where the barbecue is in full view, or for a cultural evening in the Colon Theatre. It is all in the book for the visitor to recall or share the city's attractions with friends or relatives who have not been to this European city on the banks of the River Plate. Gonzalo Monterroso's texts set the postcards in their epoch and help us to understand Porteños, the natives of Buenos Aires. In a pleasing style, with many a wink and hint at secrets known only to the initiated, the text nicely complements the illustrations.
A photographic trip through the city of Buenos Aires. 230 pages in full color divided into three sections: city views and architecture; interiors; people and city life. The sections are accompanied by short literary texts by Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar. Third volume of the series "Cities of America".
This book is a photographic essay on Buenos Aires which describes the city in which people lead their lives. The author tries to understand what makes this city unique and how it parallels other megacities. The work borrows heavily from urbanism and architecture and, to a lesser extent, from sociology and history. The book’s chapters are Landscapes, Dwellings, Containers, Spaces, Flows, Nature and Suburbia. Clorindo Testa, an architect based in Buenos Aires, drew the foreword. Full Spanish and English text.
Folded street and travel map in color. Scale 1:15,000. Legend includes sights, museums, monuments, churches, synagogues, caves, beaches, golf courses, bus stations, airports, airfields, camping sites, nature reserves, national park, hotels, markets. Includes inset map of Nunez (1:15,000), Boca (1:15,000), Buenos Aires (1:75,000), Isla Martin Garcia (1:18,000), Greater Buenos Aires (1:530,000), Central Argentina (1:3,000,000), Public Transport System. Climate charts show the average daily temperatures, humidity, hours of sunshine and precipitation for each month.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
El tiempo presente fue uno de los temas de reflexión predilectos de Ortega y Gasset; su perspectiva al respecto, así como las reflexiones sobre la sensibilidad del hombre del siglo XX frente al siglo XIX son los temas principales de estas conferencias, en las que el autor revisa el paradigma de la historia como historia de las ideas, especialmente en el plano de las creencias. Los dos cursos que contiene el libro permanecieron inéditos hasta la edición de José Luis Molinuevo, en 1996, aun cuando el propio Ortega se valió de ellos para escribir otros textos.
Book by Aguerrondo, Monica, Fernandez, Alvaro
Handy laminated suit-pocket-sized map of downtown Buenos Aires in English and Spanish. Scale 1:18,000. Published in Argentina, this map is oriented as the portenos, or Buenos Aires residents, conceive of the city, with North pointing toward the lower right corner of the map. Simple accordion design refolds easily. Reverse shows an index of streets, subway map (web site, phone numbers, hours of operation), index to locate subway stations and train stations. Also locates points of interest, museums, sports arenas, airport terminals, theaters, parks & plazas, hospitals, convention centers, police stations. Includes list of emergency phone numbers.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Buenos Aires is your pocket guide to the very best of Buenos Aires.This cultured and sophisticated South American capital never bores. Buenos Aires boasts historic cafés, glamorous bars, a world-class opera house, elegant neighborhoods, a hospitable people eager to show visitors around, and so much more.Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Buenos Aires.True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you: • "Don't miss" destination highlights . • Things to do and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. • Free, color pull-out map (print edition), plus maps and photographs throughout. • Walking tours and day-trip itineraries. • Traveler tips and recommendations. • Local drink and dining specialties to try. • Museums, festivals, outdoor activities. • Creative and quirky best-of lists and more. The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Buenos Aires.Recommend: For an in-depth guidebook to Argentina, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Argentina, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of the country; trip-planning itineraries by length of stay; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.
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