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The Alhambra Revealed: The Remarkable Story of the Kingdom of Granada

The Alhambra Revealed: The Remarkable Story of the Kingdom of Granada

Michael Barry

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With its collection of stunning original photographs, The Alhambra Revealed will be an invaluable souvenir and resource of a visit to Granada, the Alhambra and Andalucia.

The Alhambra is in a splendid location, situated on a commanding hill above Granada, with the snow-capped Sierra Nevada as a backdrop. Within the walls of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most magnificent example of a medieval Islamic palace-city in Western Europe. The decoration and proportion of the Nasrid palaces are exquisite. The array of rich ornamentation takes one's breath away: patios with flowing water, stucco inscribed with verse, decorated tiles and amazing ceilings of three-dimensional decoration and subtlety.

In this superbly researched book Michael Barry, using maps and photographs, presents a clear and comprehensive guide to the wonders of the Alhambra and the Generalife. Uniquely among guidebooks he gives full context and depth: the spread of Islam in Iberia; the evolution of Granada and the remarkable rise and fall of the Nasrid dynasty. Also covered is the aftermath - how the Alhambra and the city fared after its conquest in 1492.

With its collection of stunning original photographs, the book will be an invaluable souvenir of a visit to Granada, the Alhambra and Andalucia.

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Author Michael Barry
Publisher Andalus Press
Publication date 26 Jan 2017
Format Paperback with flaps
ISBN/EAN 9780993355424

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