The Resource Brussels : a cultural and literary history, by Andre de Vries

Brussels : a cultural and literary history, by Andre de Vries

Label
Brussels : a cultural and literary history
Title
Brussels
Title remainder
a cultural and literary history
Statement of responsibility
by Andre de Vries
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From its humble origins as a few huts in a forbidding swamp, Brussels took more than a thousand years to become the capital of the Duchy of Brabant and then of Burgundy, and from 1830 the capital city of the new kingdom of Belgium. Today its name evokes European power politics and miniature cabbages, a world capital of beer, a paradise of chocolates and French fries. Yet Brussels is a city that has always been open to outsiders, to invaders and immigrants, always preserving its humanity. Architecturally rich and culturally diverse, Brussels defies its stereotypes. Andre de Vries explores a city and country in perpetual search of an identity, still showing the scars of the Counter-Reformation, peopled by the "Spaniards of the North." He discovers a capital on the fault-line between Latin and Germanic cultures, with improbable hybrid languages. A city so down-to-earth the Bruxellois had to invent surrealism
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Vries, André
Dewey number
949.3/32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DH804.9
LC item number
.D38 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cities of the imagination
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Popular culture
  • Literature
  • Manners and customs
  • Popular culture
  • Travel
  • Belgium
  • Bouwkunst
  • Kunst
  • Letterkunde
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Brussels (Belgium) in literature
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
Label
Brussels : a cultural and literary history, by Andre de Vries
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5
  • City of Palaces: Royal Brussels
  • Chapter 6
  • The South: Mystics and Heretics
  • Chapter 7
  • Art for Sale: Brueghel, Surrealism, and High Culture
  • Chapter 8
  • The Road to Waterloo
  • Chapter 9
  • Theatre de la Monnaie: Birthplace of the Nation
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 10
  • Vilvoorde and Molenbeek: The Industrial Revolution
  • Chapter 11
  • The Marolles: Working-Class Brussels
  • Chapter 12
  • An Empire of One's Own: Victor Horta and Art Nouveau
  • Chapter 13
  • Capital of Europe
  • Chapter 14
  • A New Kind of Visitor: Immigrant Brussels
  • Ile St. Gery: A Swamp and an Invisible River
  • Chapter 2
  • The Grand-Place: The Rise of Brussels
  • Chapter 3
  • The Manneken Pis: Brussels' Oldest Citizen
  • Chapter 4
  • 4. Cathedrale St. Gudule: Saints, Sinners, and Cartoon Heroes
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 264 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039943693
Label
Brussels : a cultural and literary history, by Andre de Vries
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5
  • City of Palaces: Royal Brussels
  • Chapter 6
  • The South: Mystics and Heretics
  • Chapter 7
  • Art for Sale: Brueghel, Surrealism, and High Culture
  • Chapter 8
  • The Road to Waterloo
  • Chapter 9
  • Theatre de la Monnaie: Birthplace of the Nation
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 10
  • Vilvoorde and Molenbeek: The Industrial Revolution
  • Chapter 11
  • The Marolles: Working-Class Brussels
  • Chapter 12
  • An Empire of One's Own: Victor Horta and Art Nouveau
  • Chapter 13
  • Capital of Europe
  • Chapter 14
  • A New Kind of Visitor: Immigrant Brussels
  • Ile St. Gery: A Swamp and an Invisible River
  • Chapter 2
  • The Grand-Place: The Rise of Brussels
  • Chapter 3
  • The Manneken Pis: Brussels' Oldest Citizen
  • Chapter 4
  • 4. Cathedrale St. Gudule: Saints, Sinners, and Cartoon Heroes
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 264 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039943693

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