Spanish edition of the Moleiro publishing house made in 1992 of the work “Alhambra”, by Henri and Anne Stierlin. Translation by María Teresa Gallego Urrutia and María Isabel Reverte Cejudo.
Hardcover book with illustrated dust jacket, guide tape, 26 x 32 cm format, 224 color illustrated pages. Copy in perfect condition, new, unused.
“The Alhambra, the “red wall”, which dominates the city of Granada, has exerted unparalleled fascination for more than 5 centuries on the waves of visitors dazzled by the spell of the Arab decoration, the omnipresence of the polychrome, the countless laceries of the tiled ones But this book leads readers beyond the spell of appearances; reveals a secret structure that goes back to the tradition of the Temple of Solomon, to the distribution of the Sassanian palaces, heirs of the Great Achaemenid Kings, a tradition that the Hellenistic monarchs perpetuated and transmitted to the very Catholic sovereigns, the Hellenistic monarchs and, later, the caliphs of Islam.
A fortress from the outside walls, the Alhambra presents, from the inside walls, a decoration designed for the pageantry of a monarchy of refined culture and makes us admire the swan song of Al-Andalus, with its unexpected routes, its enclosures that so soon they close in on themselves as they open onto pools where stucco fretwork ornaments are reflected, geometric tiles with obsessive rhythms, Mozarabic vaults… Elements that, all of them, offer an image of Eden-promised to the chosen ones in the suras of the Koran: earthly paradise of the Nasrid sultans.”
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