Alhambra by Claire de Virieu
A Moorish Paradise (Small Books of Great Gardens)

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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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Published October 1, 1999 by The Vendome Press. 80 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction