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Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial / Olga Bush

Publication year: 2018

ISBN: 9781474416504

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Resolves that impasse by investigating the neglected, interdisciplinary contexts of medieval poetics and optics and through comparative study of Islamic court ceremonials. This reframing enables the reconstruction of the underlying, integrated aesthetic, focusing on the harmonious interrelationship between diverse artistic media – architecture, poetry and textiles – in the experience of the beholder, resulting in a new understanding of the Alhambra.

Subject: Islamic Archaeology, Islamic architecture, Medieval History, Middle Eastern History, History of architecture, Alhambra (Granada, Spain), Islam and architecture, Architectural inscriptions