Book Review of THE ALHAMBRA OF GRANADA

THE ALHAMBRA OF GRANADA
THE ALHAMBRA OF GRANADA
Author: FELIX BAYON
Book Type: Paperback
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The Alhambra is a glowing example of Muslim art and strength in the Iberian Peninsula. Novelist Felix Bayon provided the text, while Lluis Casals photographed the facility. Another reviewer mentioned that this is a gift shop offering in the Alhambra complex.

This is a smallish book (about 6.25 inches by about 6.25 inches). There are lots of photos but the descriptions are in the back of the book. For example: On page 20, there is a photo of 'The Fortress.' However, you must flip back to the 'Captions' section to read what the author wanted to say about the photo. The image is a thumb-print size and the caption indicates that "The large towers at the tips were added to the central wall by the Nasrids in the 11th century; in the 16th century the Tower of the Nobles on the right and the Bucket Tower on the left were added." Why didn't they add the captions to the photo? The flipping back-and-forth is irritating. The text was not very interesting.