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The Power of Symbols. The Alhambra in a Global Context, proceedings of the international conference held in Zurich, 15-17 September 2016


The Power of Symbols. The Alhambra in a Global Context, proceedings of the international conference held in Zurich, 15-17 September 2016. Edited by: Giese, Francine; Varela Braga, Ariane (2018). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Abstract

This volume intends to foster a re-interpretation of the Nasrid architecture of the Alhambra in Granada and its post-Islamic appropriation and global diffusion. Taking into account the current debates on otherness, cultural exchange and artistic transfer, hybridization, stylistic renewal and national identity building, this collection of essays explores the significance of the Alhambra from the Nasrid period to the present time. Built as a military fortress and gradually enlarged to a multi-functional palace city, by the 19th century the Alhambra became a symbol of exoticism and reverie. As one of the most important legacies of the Islamic heritage of al-Andalus, its role as a mediator between East and West is more important than ever.

Abstract

This volume intends to foster a re-interpretation of the Nasrid architecture of the Alhambra in Granada and its post-Islamic appropriation and global diffusion. Taking into account the current debates on otherness, cultural exchange and artistic transfer, hybridization, stylistic renewal and national identity building, this collection of essays explores the significance of the Alhambra from the Nasrid period to the present time. Built as a military fortress and gradually enlarged to a multi-functional palace city, by the 19th century the Alhambra became a symbol of exoticism and reverie. As one of the most important legacies of the Islamic heritage of al-Andalus, its role as a mediator between East and West is more important than ever.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Art History
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:21 Dec 2018 14:31
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 23:58
Publisher:Peter Lang
Number of Pages:390
ISBN:978-3-0343-2727-5
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3726/b10940
Related URLs:https://www.recherche-portal.ch/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=ebi01_prod011295643&context=L&vid=ZAD&search_scope=default_scope&tab=default_tab&lang=de_DE (Library Catalogue)

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