The Alhambra of Granada

The palatine city of the nasrid kingdom

The Alhambra of Granada

  • A book that satisfies the most demanding of readers thanks to its painstaking analysis and the large volume of information that it contains on the Alhambra of Granada
  • It includes more than 500 photographs, illustrations and 3D infographics that help the reader explore this monumental site in greater detail
  • A book whose format enables a closer appreciation of the greatness of the Alhambra of Granada by means of high quality photographs

About the book

Devised as a centre of political and military power for the Nasrid kingdom, the Alhambra of Granada is the only Islamic palatine city that has remained practically intact up to the present day. Owing to its important historical and artistic vlaue, this landmark in Hispanic-Muslim architecture was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984.

From the 13th century to the 15th century, the Alhambra was the official residence of the Nasrid Sultans who promoted the construction of numerous gardens and palaces, which include the Mexuar, the Comares and the Palace of the Lions. The site also boasted mosques, schools, prisons and workshops, which meant that it could function as a completely autonomous city. Towards the end of the 15th century, the Alhambra came under Christian rule, who introduced new buildings adapted to their preferences and necessities.

This book published by Dosde covers the origins and the evolution of the Alhambra, exhaustively showing the different spaces that make up this unique monumental arrangement, providing an exceptional artistic and architectonic wealth that is admired throughout the world.

Reviews

  • Keith Houghton (UK)

    Keith Houghton (UK)

    I liked it

    The illustrations and infographics are very good, I loved the book. Well done!

  • David Perham (UK)

    David Perham (UK)

    Good book

    Although I thought the book was excellent, perhaps a floor plan/ site plan in detail would be a good idea. The location map in the front of the book is very dark and lacks detail.

Book Details

How is this book different to others?
This book on Alhambra of Granada stands out for its detailed theoretical and artistic analysis of this architectonic icon. It includes 3D illustrations that show off the structure of the building to perfection as well as the different parts that make it up.

Who is the book for?
This book on Alhambra of Granada is aimed at a very diverse public, from art and architecture enthusiasts to teachers and professionals in the sector. It is also aimed at people that appreciate photography, given the quality of the pictures included in the book.

What's inside the book?
This book on Alhambra of Granada forms part of the Architectural Series and has been published in the Deluxe Edition. A luxurious book that stands out for the excellent quality, large-sized photographs, as well as the generous amount of information that it contains.

What's the book like?
This book on Alhambra of Granada has been published in a deluxe, large-sized format in order that the reader can fully appreciate the quality of its numerous photographs. It is produced using PEFC accredited paper, which guarantees sustainable forest management and respect for the environment.

Additional Information

  • Additional Information
  • Weight (g): 1095
  • Binding: Hard cover
  • Size (cm): 26,5 x 26,5
  • Author: Dosde Publishing
  • Pages: 0
  • Edition: Deluxe Edition
  • language
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Chinese
  • isbn
  • 978-84-9103-050-8
  • 978-84-9103-051-5
  • 978-84-9103-052-2
  • 978-84-9103-053-9
  • 978-84-9103-054-6
  • 978-84-9103-055-3
  • sku
  • 25-011-00
  • 25-011-01
  • 25-011-02
  • 25-011-03
  • 25-011-04
  • 25-011-07
Certifications
PEFC