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|ISBN:||0674015681 9780674015685 9780674060333 0674060334|
|Description:||vii, 213 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.|
|Contents:||The fairy-tale palace? --
Poisoned paradise --
A palace to think in --
The romance of the Moor.
The Alhambra, which resembles a fairy tale palace, was constructed by slave labour in an era of economic decline, plague and political violence. Its beautifully decorated halls witnessed many murders. The Alhambra's influence on art, and on literature, Orientalist painting and Granada cinemas, Washington Irving and Borges, has been significant. Robert Irwin helps us to understand that story fully."--BOOK JACKET.
The only Muslim palace to survive in the West, the Alhambra, a beautiful collection of buildings and gardens set against the mountain backdrop of Granada, has been fixed in travelers' imaginations