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Wallpaper* City Guide Seoul


The Fast-Track Guide for the Smart Traveller


Wallpaper*


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Price: USD$12.95

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 July 2019



    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Format: Paperback
    Size: 160 x 108 mm (6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in)
    Pages: 128 pp
    Illustrations: 100 illustrations
    ISBN: 9780714879024

    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 epicentre of a colossal wave of Korean styles that has swept the world over the past two decades, Seoul has become a leading supplier of high-tech gadgetry and an unstoppable driver of popular culture, all of which is influencing western mores. Restaurants are winning Michelin stars for their contemporary take on hansik cuisine, reconditioned factories have been left raw to provide backdrops for a burgeoning café culture, and the capital has become a shopping paradise, as headline brands compete via ever-more flashy architecture and installations. This once-drab destination has evolved into a global player."

    "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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