Havana is a beautiful, charming place with a vibrant and intriguing city life. Stunning historic pastel-colored and colorful cracking architecture, rows of classic American cars in bright candy colors from the years before the Revolution and rhythm of salsa and rumba everywhere.
A central concept in Plato's writing is the dialogue. Using the dialogue as a form, the philosophical questions are addressed through conversation. The form of dialogue that appears in for example the Socratic texts, has an overall dialectical approach.
In between the beauty and decadence of authentic Centro Havana's streets is El Callejón de Hamel. With its rhythmic and powerful rumba and music, its colorful arts and its syncretic religion, Santería, this street is the best place to experience Afro-Cuban culture.
The 50's American culture and lifestyle, after the Second World War, gave way to a new type of design; popdesign. The term "pop" is linked to the emergence of the new youth culture, the pop culture that grew in the United States and Britain in the 1950s.
Postmodernism as a theory tradition got its start with Robert Venturi's book, Complexity and Contradiction in Modern Architecture (1966). The theories gained great influence in the learning institution for architecture and design practice.
The term postmodernism was used in the context of architecture, design and art in the 1970s to describe reactions to modernism.
With Spain's reintroduction of democracy in the 1970s, and with the 1980s vision of becoming a country in line with modern industrialized countries in the West, Catalan design took the lead as an important cultural expression of the democratic change process.
In Catalonia, Art Nouveau got its own expression with El Modernismo. I will here briefly explain El Modernismo and Noucentism as expressing two parallel directions for two different styles and ideologies in Catalan 20th century architecture and as part of the legacy of Barcelona's cityscape.
Thomas Mermell argues that there were lines between aesthetics and politics in the Spanish phalangist culture, and that the philosophical and cultural essay became the primary vehicle for ideas in Spanish culture after the Civil War.
Granada is a province of southern Spain. From the highest peak in Sierra Nevada to the finest beaches along the Tropical Coast, this region offers great variations in landscape and climate. Here I show you six of the loveliest beaches along the water's edge.
While the sun is still high in the sky and the smell of wet soil and evergreen plants and fruit trees spreads like a veil of the finest perfume after the night's heavy rainfall, we decide to explore Ítrabo, a small village on the other side of the mountains.
Not far away from the noisy tourist areas there are still bits of the real Spain to be found, including by walking through the mountain villages of Alpujarra.