T+L Reports: City Guidebooks
Published: April 2009
By Amy Farley
Like highbrow Cliffs Notes, the new Art/Shop/Eat guides (Norton, $13.95
each) distill cities down to their cultural basics. Each slender book—there are
13 in the series—walks travelers through major museums and galleries, and then leads
them to nearby stores and restaurants. The photo-filled primers also include transportation
advice, maps, and an appendix highlighting the important artists of each destination.