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"The Pleasure of the City", by Xavier Monteys

Book presentation



Barcelona, its main streets and its historic centre, the new public space and, in general, the ongoing complexity of relations between architecture and city will be some of the issues discussed by Xavier Monteys and the architects Josep Fuses and Maria Rubert de Ventós, and geographer Francesc Muñoz on the occasion of the publication of the book El plaer de la ciutat, published by the Escola Politècnica Superior of Girona University.

The book covers a selection of articles of architecture criticism about Barcelona that Monteys, an architect and lecturer in the Projects Department of the UPC, has published in the “Quadern” culture supplement of El País newspaper over the last five years. The work, with a foreword by Manuel de Solà-Morales, to whose memory the book is dedicated, is a good starting point for reflection on a city that Monteys helps us to see as a collaborative work of architecture and identifies with the “people who use it, even just by looking at it”. A meeting to enjoy the pleasure of debating the city.

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