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Author Bush, Olga.
Title Reframing the Alhambra : Architecture, poetry, textiles and court ceremonial / Olga Bush.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2018.

Author Bush, Olga.
Series Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art
Edinburgh studies in Islamic art.
Subject Architecture.
Architectural drawing, Medieval.
Author Bush, Olga.
Series Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art
Edinburgh studies in Islamic art.
Subject Architecture.
Architectural drawing, Medieval.
Description 1 online resource (344 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The Nasrid builders of the Alhambra - the best-preserved medieval Muslim palatial city - were so exacting that some of their work could not be fully explained until the invention of fractal geometry. Their design principles have been obscured, however, by the loss of all archival material. This book 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.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1 Colour, Design and Medieval Optics -- 2 Addressing the Beholder: The Work of Poetic Inscriptions -- 3 Qalahurra of Yu−suf I: A Case Study of a Tower-palace -- 4 'Textile Architecture' in the Cuarto Dorado -- 5 Integrating Aesthetic and Politics: The Mawlid Celebration in the Alhambra
ISBN 9781474416511 (electronic bk.)
1474416519 (electronic bk.)
9781474416504
1474416500
OCLC # 1037351674
Additional Format Print version: Bush, Olga. Reframing the Alhambra. Architecture, poetry, textiles and court ceremonial. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2018 9781474416504 (OCoLC)1035751026