De Mello, Paulo Thiago.: Living in Rio
Book Number: 39894
Thames and Hudson 2006 2006 Square 4to. New copy still in shrinkwrap. 204pp. Rio de Janeiro is everyone’s fantasyland. The Cidade Maravilhosa (the marvellous city) combines tropical vegetation, beaches carpeted with Girls from Ipanema and a sultry climate that lures everyone out of their homes on the many balmy evenings. Nothing can detract from its natural beauty, and no one can erase the smile of a carefree Carioca – the name the Indians gave to the original European settlers. Both a travelogue and a look inside some spectacular local homes, Living in Rio is a stylish overview of the city’s history, beaches, nightlife, parties and sensuous lifestyle. Vibrant photographs capture Rio, from the legendary Copacabana Palace to a white-walled mountain eerie designed by Oscar Niemeyer to the raucous parades of Carnival, while insider text gives an overview of the city’s dynamic art, architecture and sense of colour. Includes a Visitor's Guide to Key Local Stores, Restaurants, Hotels, Bars and other useful information.