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Wallpaper* City Guide Austin


The Fast-Track Guide for the Smart Traveller


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Price: USD$11.95

Your passport to global style, Wallpaper* City Guides present an insider's checklist of all you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Under slick Pantone covers, these pocket-sized travel bibles unearth the hippest nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the coolest retail, the most influential art galleries and cultural spaces, the best in local design and the contemporary architecture that defines a city.

Perfectly sized for travel, discreet and easy to use, so you don't feel like a tourist, these books are ideal for either extended breaks or business trips. They are rigorously researched, and curated by an extensive network of experts, from in-house editors to in-the-know local correspondents. The series now covers more than 100 dynamic destinations.

  • Focus on architecture, design, luxury and style
  • 55 stunning original colour photographs
  • A unique barometer of the contemporary scene
  • Eight main chapters with 11,000 words of insight
  • A map colour-coded by the hippest neighbourhoods
  • Published December 2014



    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Format: Paperback
    Size: 160 x 108 mm (6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in)
    Pages: 128 pp
    Illustrations: 100 illustrations
    ISBN: 9780714868226

    Wallpaper* City Guides are compiled by the magazine’s travel experts, both by in-house editors, and correspondents who actually live in the highlighted cities, providing up-to-the-minute information.

  • Landmarks - The shape of the city skyline
  • Hotels - Where to stay and which rooms to book
  • 24 Hours - See the best of the city in just one day
  • Urban Life - Cafés, restaurants, bars and nightclubs
  • Architour - A guide to the city's iconic buildings
  • Shopping - The best retail therapy and what to buy
  • Sports and Spas – Work out, chill out or just watch
  • Escapes - Where to go if you want to leave town
  • "Like asking an unnervingly handsome, impossibly intelligent local where they hang out."—Mr Hyde (Shortlist)

    "For fashionistas, hipsters, architects and anyone who wouldn't be caught dead where the tourists go."—Alicia Miller, Sunday Times Travel

    "Ultra-stylish."—Time Magazine

    "Sophisticated."—The New York Times

    "Attractive and well-researched."—USA Today

    "Packed with insider info on the world's coolest hotels, restaurants and attractions."—Vogue

    "This pocket-sized guide doesn't sacrifice substance for style."—The Independent

    "For discerning jet-setters... The small but perfectly formed guides have become iconic."—1843 (The Economist lifestyle magazine)

    From the introduction:

    "The state capital of Texas is booming. The tech sector has rendered it a corporate hub, and the population has leapt 70 per cent in the past two decades, altering the face of entire neighbourhoods and encouraging a dynamic arts culture, thriving culinary scene and innovative architecture. This rapid expansion has engendered a sometimes over-the-top civic pride, while many locals identify with a certain quirkiness (‘Keep Austin weird’ is an unofficial slogan). It often tops the list of America’s hippest destinations, but you’re just as likely to see Stetsons as tattoos, and a laidback attitude is evident everywhere from galleries to barbecue joints, and helps to explain Austin’s enduring popularity."

    "Like asking an unnervingly handsome, impossibly intelligent local where they hang out."—Mr Hyde (Shortlist)

    "The small but perfectly formed guides have become iconic."—1843 (The Economist lifestyle magazine)

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