Saint James' Way is both a superb cultural route and a once in a lifetime emotional experience. This is exactly what this book intends to encapsulate within its pages, with the assistance of words and images.  More than four hundred and fifty photos convey the monumental and geographical landscape, folkloric traditions, and the most emblematic landmarks. Made with the highest standard of technical quality and the greatest respect for the environment.

Joaquín Alegre Alonso

205 X 270 mm | 192 páginas | rústica cosida
PVP: 20,00 €

ISBN: 978-84-941432-4-3

 

 

Centuries of pilgrimage have seen the accumulation of one of the largest monumental world heritages, enormous cultural exchanges, and admirable examples of cohabitation, hospitality and mutual understanding.

Capturing at least the most essential of this vast cultural tradition is the challenging goal of this book.

Carefully informed texts recount the route to Santiago, without forgetting the traditions, anecdotes, and characters that populate it, as well as including indispensable detours. The main buildings and their artistic treasures have deserved particular attention.

More than four hundred and fifty photographs taken in the last few years make this book the most coherent and updated photo report currently in the market.

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A peregrine impulse, The Gate to Jacetania, Canal de Berdún, From Sangüesa to Valdizarbe, From the mountains to the valleys, From bridge to bridge..., The shadow of Montejurra, From Viana to Nájera, six Kings, Holy bridge makers, Boundary stone of Castile, From prehistory to the capital of art, Moors, riverbanks and a canal, Romanesque, Gothic and Plateresque, Mudejars, Mozarabs and Sephardis, Towns of adobe, The forgotten kingdom, El Páramo, a shepherd and a braggart, Asturs and Romans, El Bierzo, An enclosed valley, Down Rañadoiro, Father Miño, Forested paths, Ultreia, ultreia!

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“The yellow arrow.When the police enquired him about the yellow arrows he was painting everywhere, the man replied: “I'm preparing an invasion." He turned out to be the priest of O Cebreiro, and to have a PhD thesis titled The Way to Santiago, a Historical and Juridical Study. Thus, the famous sign of the Camino is not the result of a marketing campaign but of a passion. Elias Valiña not only signposted the Camino, he and his collaborators –Francisco Aznárez, Javier Navarro, Felipe Abad and Antonio Viñayo– wrote the first modern guide and promoted all sorts of associations and conferences. Apparently, the yellow paint was a surplus from public works. And the invasion indeed took place”.

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“Con un abrumador arsenal fotográfico, de imágenes limpias y serenas, y un texto muy cuidado y colmado de referencias históricas, artísticas y populares, la obra es el resultado de varios años de trabajo y muchos viajes hilvanando los diversos tramos de un Camino Francés que se amplía en numerosos ‘desvíos’ hacia las bellezas patrimoniales o naturales que lo rodean”. 

Emilio Gancedo, DIARIO DE LEÓN [31/III/2014]

“A esa ruta que sigue evocando relatos, leyendas e historias dedica Rimpego este libro, ayudado por los recursos de la palabra y la imagen a lo largo de 200 páginas”.

Inmaculada López, DIARIO DE BURGOS [23/IV/2014].

“En sus casi 200 páginas, ilustradas con más de 450 fotografías en color, esta cuidada publicación –por la calidad de los textos, el papel y la impresión– ofrece una visión distinta del Camino y pone a disposición del peregrino y caminante una gran cantidad de documentación de laboriosa elaboración, muy rigurosa y ampliamente contrastada”.

María Luisa Fuentes, GEO 325 [VI/2014].

“Camino a Santiago es un libro que se sustenta en la sencillez de la elegancia y demuestra que hay otro camino editorial en el cual la tesorería es solo un inconveniente necesario para recorrer el siguiente tramo”.

Aurelio Loureiro, LEER 254 [VII-VIII/2014].

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