A Day in the Life of Spain

Rick Smolan, Author, David W. Cohen, Editor Collins Publishers $45 (220p) ISBN 978-0-00-217967-6
This splendidly illustrated volumeseventh in the Day in the Life series and the first to focus on a European countrydepicts Spain on May 7, 1987, as captured by 100 international photojournalists. The photographs contrast modern and traditional life: the Iberia Airlines shuttle between Madrid and Barcelona that carries 3000 passengers a day; farm laborers and fishermen; topless sunbathers; a punk-rocker; men playing dominoes; the stock exchange; produce markets and coal miners; steelworkers and gypsy children; an assembly line and a subway-turnstile jumper; a bullfighting school and a flamenco dancer; windmills turned into weekend homes. Among the 275 color and black-and-white photographs, some images are brilliantly artistic, others amusing, moody, throbbing with hustle, charming or solemn, providing a lively close-up of a day in the life of this Iberian land. First serial to Travel & Leisure. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1988
Release date: 04/01/1988
Genre: Nonfiction
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