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Buenos Aires, A Cultural History  •  Jason Wilson
HISTORY •  2000 •  PAPER  • 249 PAGES
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers. Divided geographically, it is a cultural history of the city, its people and character. Wilson quotes writers, internationally famous and locally known, who conjure the geography and mood of the city from its buses and historic rattletrap subway to the cafes, tango, food and smells, and architecture. There's hardly a street corner, building or park that doesn't have literary associations brought forth in this guide. (ARG21, $15.00)
  Buenos Aires, A Cultural History
Tango, The Art History of Love  •  Robert Farris Thompson
HISTORY •  2006 •  PAPER  • 384 PAGES
A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots. Thompson, an art historian at Yale, looks also at the depiction of the tango in literature, music, and dance. He covers singer Carlos Gardel, composer Astor Piazzolla and other personalities in the history of the tango. Illustrated. (ARG56, $17.00)
  Tango, The Art History of Love
Lonely Planet Buenos Aires  •  Lonely Planet
The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips. (ARG10, $21.99)
  Lonely Planet Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires Map  •  Borch Maps
2015 •  MAP
A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000. Two Sides. 20 X 39 inches. (ARG38, $9.95)
  Buenos Aires Map

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