Ornament and Design of the Alhambra
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Ornament and Design of the Alhambra

by Owen Jones
     
 

Amid the rugged natural beauty of southern Spain's Sierra Nevada mountain range stands the Alhambra, one of the world's great architectural gems. The grand medieval palace arose in the fourteenth century, and it remains a peerless example of Moorish art that developed in a European setting, apart from direct Byzantine influence. This splendid volume ventures

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Amid the rugged natural beauty of southern Spain's Sierra Nevada mountain range stands the Alhambra, one of the world's great architectural gems. The grand medieval palace arose in the fourteenth century, and it remains a peerless example of Moorish art that developed in a European setting, apart from direct Byzantine influence. This splendid volume ventures inside the stone walls, gates, and towers for a lavishly illustrated survey of the castle's hidden treasures—the majestic decorations within its grand halls, corridors, patios, and balconies.
This unequaled collection was assembled by the influential Victorian artist and architect Owen Jones, who introduced his contemporaries to a thrilling range of interior designs from around the world. Jones' full-color plates expertly reproduce the intricate, elegant patterns of the palace's windows, ceilings, wall panels, door arches, and porticos. Unique and affordable, this volume offers a magnificent source of inspiration for art and architectural designs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486465241
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/11/2008
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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