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A Moorish Paradise

Gabrielle van Zuylen

photography by Claire de Virieu



8.7×6.4in • 22×16cm

80 pages

over 100 color photographs

index included

ISBNs: 0865652066 • 9780865652064

Vendome Press • 1999

This book was reviewed in The Mediterranean Garden, no. 22

This volume describes the gardens of the Alhambra, Spain's most visited monument.  Started during the Islamic conquest of Spain, it contains a dazzling series of lace-like courtyards, a well as the gardens of the Generallife.  Outside the fortress walls of the Alhambra, the 'Gardens of the Architect' have symmetrical beds of flowering plants framed by romantic architecture and enlivened by the sound of water from myriad fountains and bubbling pools.

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