The romantic legend of The Alhambra and by extension of Andalusia and all of Spain was conceived thanks, to a great extent, to the stories that the first English and French travelers who visited our country with "tourist" intention published on their return, illustrated in many occasions with prints made with the same mythifying spirit that dominates the texts.
Pedro Galera Andreu offers us the conclusions obtained from the study of all this iconography, and presents a wide selection of engravings, drawings and some canvases related to romantic travelers from within and, above all, from outside our borders. Among the most important books were those by H. Swinburne, J.C. Murphy (The Arabian Antiquities of Spain). A. de Laborde (Voyage pittoresque et historique de l'Espagne), Th. Roscoe (The Tourist in Spain), JF Lewis (Sketches and Drawings of The Alhambra), Baron Taylor (Voyage pittoresque in Espagne), O. Jones and J. Goury (Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details from the Alhambra) and Ch. Davillier (L'Espagne), ranging from the archaeological description to the most furiously sentimental. Of the Spaniards, less fans of this kind of effusions, highlights the Arab antiquities of Spain, by Pablo Lozano.
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