The Art/Shop/Eat guides, from the makers of the popular Blue Guides, are compact city guides with a focus on museums, art galleries & cultural activities, as well as food, drink & entertainment. Each guide is divided into several district sections, and three city-wide sections covering entertainment, trip-planning and an art glossary. District sections each begin with high-scale street maps of the district.
Museum & Gallery descriptions form the bulk of each district section, with very detailed entries for the area’s major museums, galleries, churches & historical sites. Entries include practical visitor information, notable holdings, tips for getting the most out of each venue, and background information on both the holdings and the venue itself. Many major entries include floor plans & photographs.
The sections are completed with listings of other smaller museums, galleries & sights in the area, commercial galleries & auction houses, selected restaurants & cafés to suit most budgets. Shopping listings cover selected shops for clothes, antiques, books, food & wine, music, art, craftwork & jewellery.
The Entertainment listings cover venues for classical music, opera, dance & theatre, as well as music venues, nightclubs and bars & pubs. The trip-planning section includes general travel information such as flights, transport, formalities & practicalities, and contains selected accommodation listings for most budgets, divided by district. The art glossary lists major artists, sculptors and artistic movements associated with the city, cross-referenced to the museum and gallery listings.
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