ASSOULINE IN THE SPIRIT OF RIO
Rio de Janeiro is the “Cidade Maravilhosa” that greets everyone with friendly faces and open arms. Its magic begins with its natural beauty, which has amazed travellers since the first explorers landed in the sixteenth century and has inspired countless artists, designers, architects, poets, and musicians for more than 450 years. The massive statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado mountain watches over the sea and the mountains, the birth place of Samba, and the world’s largest urban forest. Filled with vibrant imagery celebrating this dynamic city, In the Spirit of Rio includes a guide to the best hotels, restaurants, art galleries, shopping and sightseeing attractions.
Dimensions: 25 x 33 cm. 168 pages 200 illustrations. Hardback with jacket.
About the author:
Bruno Astuto is a Brazilian journalist who contributes to Época, Vogue Brasil, GQ Brasil, and the Brazilian television show Mais Você, on Globo TV. A bibliophile who owns more than 10,000 books, Astuto has a degree in law and speaks six languages. He is author of several books, including Catarina de Médicis, Somos Todos Iguais, and Maria Todo Dia. Philanthropically, Astuto is engaged in the cause of developmentally challenged children, having served as president of Our World, a Brazilian organization dedicated to caring for people with special needs.