Two new books about Barcelona

These two freshly published books by Chiara Ingrosso provide new insights on Barcelona’s urban and architectural history: the first analizes the city transformations from the end of Franco’s dictatorship to future urban plans; the second draws a route around four neighborhoods, Barceloneta, Poblenou, La Mina and Bon Pastor. Both illustrated with Mario Spada‘s photographies, the two books are actually written as a whole, and present the catalan capital in a very different way than it’s usually represented in Europe and in the whole world, underlining its several dark sides.