The Alhambra palace complex is situated above the town of Granada, on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada in southern Spain. Islamic Spain was largely reconquered by the Christians in 1212, but Ibn Nasr, the founder of the Muslim Nasrid dynasty, held onto a small area of southern Spain and chose Granada as his capital. He mapped out the foundations of a new citadel known as the "Alhambra". In this work, Michael Jacobs takes a look at this magical palace-fortress and the mythology that has grown up around it. The heart of the book is a tour of the palace and the adjoining gardens. The final chapter assesses the literature, art and architecture inspired by this legendary place.
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Michael Jacobs is a prolific writer on art history and travel, and a translator of Spanish and Latin American drama. He was born in Italy and took his degree in Art History at the Courtauld Institute, where he received a Ph.D. in 1982 for his researches into 18th-century Italian art. He is currently Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the Hispanics Department of Glasgow University. Since 1979 he has worked mainly as a writer. His Factory of Light - Tales from my Andalucian Village, was shortlisted for the 2004 Thomas Cook Prize. He lives in Spain. Francisco Fernandez is Professor of Photography at Granada University. His photographs are widely exhibited and they are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Fine Arts Museum, Santander. He lives in Granada.Review:
Michael Jacobs is perfectly placed to write an informed, approachable book on what one writer has called 'the most perfectly beautiful place in the world'. Add to this the many beautiful photographs of Francisco Fernandez and you have a book that works well as both source book and souvenir. Sunday Times The Alhambra's extraordinary appeal is based on an unrivalled combination of architectural brilliance, a seductive setting, and a long and romantic history - all captured gloriously in this book. Traveller
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Descripción Frances Lincoln Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110711214751
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Descripción Frances Lincoln Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0711214751