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The Alhambra, Robert Irwin

Label
The Alhambra
Title
The Alhambra
Statement of responsibility
Robert Irwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Alhambra is the only Muslim palace to have survived from the Middle Ages. Built by a bloody and threatened dynasty of Muslim Spain, it was preserved as a monument to the triumph of Christianity. Every day tourists in their thousands are entranced by its superb site, its towers and courts, its fountained gardens, its honeycombed ceilings and its intricate tile work. Much of what they see is the invention of later generations. Its highly sophisticated decoration is not just random but full of hidden meaning. Its most magnificent buildings were designed not by architects, but by philosophers and poets. It is a place of many mysteries. Even its purpose is not always clear
  • 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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irwin, Robert
Dewey number
946/.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DP402.A4
LC item number
I89 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
  • Alhambra (Grenade, Espagne)
  • Alhambra (Grenade, Espagne)
  • Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
  • Alhambra (Grenade, Espagne)
  • Granada (Spain)
  • Grenade (Espagne)
  • Grenade (Espagne)
  • Buildings
  • Spain
  • Alhambra
  • Architecture
  • Histoire
  • Grenade
  • Palats
  • Spanien
  • Granada
Label
The Alhambra, Robert Irwin
Link
http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=3288642
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • First published by Profile Books, London, 2004--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fairy-tale palace? -- Poisoned paradise -- A palace to think in -- The romance of the Moor
Control code
ocm54974589
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
vii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780674060333
Lccn
2004047417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780674015685
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54974589
  • (OCoLC)54974589
Label
The Alhambra, Robert Irwin
Link
http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=3288642
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • First published by Profile Books, London, 2004--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fairy-tale palace? -- Poisoned paradise -- A palace to think in -- The romance of the Moor
Control code
ocm54974589
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
vii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780674060333
Lccn
2004047417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780674015685
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54974589
  • (OCoLC)54974589

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