全球最美书店El Ateneo Grand Splendid

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2016-10-22 10:17

Nestled in Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, is a magnificent bookshop called El Ateneo Grand Splendid. In fact, at over 21,000 square feet, one could get lost among all the books, not to mention the splendor of art that is featured throughout.

  在布宜诺斯艾利斯的Barrio Norte有一家宏伟的书店,这家书店叫作雅典人书店。事实上,在这家占地超过21,000平方英尺的书店里,人们可能在这书海中迷路,更不必说其中那金碧辉煌的艺术装饰。

△金碧辉煌的El Ateneo Grand Splendid

  With each incarnation since its inception in 1919 -- first as a performing arts theater, then as a cinema, and now a bookstore -- the Grand Splendid has proven itself befitting of its majestic title.

  1919年建成的这家书店最初只是一家剧院,后来改建成电影院,直到现在的书店,几经蜕变,这家书店证明了自己的实至名归。

△从剧院到书店

  Having retained its original frescoed ceilings, ornate theater boxes, elegant rounded balconies, detailed trimmings, and plush red stage curtains, the interior of the building remains as stunning today as when it was first envisioned by architects Peró and Torres Armengol.

  保留着其原有的穹顶壁画、装饰华丽的包厢、优雅的圆形看台、精细复杂的装饰品和深红色舞台幕布,这座建筑内部的辉煌宏大至始至终都保持着建筑师Peró和Torres Armengol所构想的原貌。

In its glory days, the Teatro Grand Splendid hosted such tango legends as Carlos Gardel, Francisco Canaro, Roberto Firpo, and Ignacio Corsini. Building proprietor Max Glucksman was a leading figure in the world of tango in his own right, as owner of the influential Nacional-Odeon record label. In 1929, the theater underwent its first transformation to become a cinema, with the distinction of being the first in Buenos Aires to show sound film. Glucksman’s love of tango carried over to the new cinema, with live tango orchestration accompanying the silent films projections. Architect Fernando Manzone oversaw the building’s most recent conversion into the El Ateneo bookstore and music shop, to the tune of AR $3 million. Just prior to the leasing of the building to Grupo Ilhsa in 2000, the Grand Splendid was under threat of demolition due to a poor economy.

  在它最辉煌的年代,Teatro大剧院举办过诸如Carlos Gardel、Francisco Canaro、 Roberto Firpo和Ignacio Corsini等探戈传奇的演出。该建筑的业主Max Glucksman也是探戈界的领军人物,是有影响力的国家剧院唱片品牌所有人。在1929年,剧院遭受第一次变迁,被改建成了电影院,而这家电影院是布 宜诺斯艾利斯第一处放映有声电影的地方。Glucksman对探戈的爱延续到了这家新电影院身上,他们用现场探戈管弦乐为无声电影放映伴奏。建筑师 Fernando Manzone负责了这座建筑的最近一次改建,也即是现在的雅典人书店和音乐商店,花费达300万阿根廷比索。在2000年该建筑租给Grupo Ilhsa之前,由于萧条的经济,这座宏伟建筑面临着被拆毁的威胁。

Though some lament the loss of a beloved cinema, it is now thanks to the Grupo Ilhsa -- which owns 40 bookshops, including the flagship Grand Splendid location -- that visitors can still revel in this wondrous monument of a bygone era. While the selection of books on offer is standard chain store fare and mostly in Spanish, bibliophiles will find the staggeringly opulent display of books to be reason enough to pay El Ateneo Grand Splendid a visit. To fully bask in the splendor, one can also indulge in coffee and live piano music on the very stage where the Argentinean stars of tango once performed.

  虽然有人觉得没有电影院了有些可惜,但是现在感谢Grupo Ilhsa,这家拥有40家书店(包括雅典人书店在内)的公司,游客们才能在这复古的神奇建筑内沉醉其中。尽管书店提供的图书都是标准的连锁店价格,而且 大多数是西班牙语的,但是爱书人士会发现这些豪华的图书展示有必要过来看上一看。为了尽情沉醉于这华光异彩之中,你可以来一杯咖啡,听着舞台上的现场钢琴 演奏,幻想着昔日阿根廷探戈巨星的舞姿妙曼。