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    Michael Jacobs(Author) Francisco Fernandez(Photographer)

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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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  • By Kite 232 on 17 August 2011

    Visited The Alhambra this year 2011, so much history and so much to see in the time allocated. This book and its pictures fills in so many gaps and provides photographs I was not able to take.Highly recommended.

  • By wullumpi on 24 February 2013

    Great background information on history, art and architecture, and landscape with wonderful pictures. I'm looking forward to actual visiting the Alhambra soon

  • By solarspot on 13 January 2014

    I bought this in conjunction with Robert Irwin's The Alhambra. Michael Jacobs provides superb photography and Robert Irwin provides an intellectual / historical / technical information. Would recommend both but this is dependnet on how mcuh pre- study / pre -understanding one likes to do before the visit

  • By A. L. Mcleod on 6 July 2014

    Beautiful book of an amazing place. When we visited it was so busy my own photographs were a disappointments so this is an excellent souvenir.


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