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The Corridors of Metaphor An Unconventional Art History of the Alhambra

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Material Information

Title: The Corridors of Metaphor An Unconventional Art History of the Alhambra
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Guti�rrez, Eva
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Alhambra
Granada
Spanish History
Heritage
Islamic Architecture
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Art history is often limited to introverted or historical interpretations of works. This thesis takes the Alhambra as an example of a work of architecture in which analysis of its modem landscape adds necessary levels of meaning to its interpretation. The thesis begins with a chronology, moves on to a historically based comparison between the Medieval Islamic palaces, and the Renaissance palace in the Alhambra, then isolates the ornamentation of the Nasrid palaces and pursues the introverted interpretation of a specific aspect of the Alhambra. The interpretation relies on the experience of the visitor to the palaces who infers multiple meanings at once, and determines flexible conclusions. I argue that this holistic method of interpretation should be extended to the modem landscape, so that the live situation establishes dynamic meanings. A look at the modem landscape of the Alhambra reveals the workings of David Lowenthal's heritage phenomenon in which a fascination with the imagined idyllic past allows for problematic portrayals of the site. If academia recognizes these modem dynamics, it can interpret the Alhambra more profoundly and accurately, avoiding participation in the falsities of heritage.
Statement of Responsibility: by Eva Guti�rrez
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Carrasco, Magdalena

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 G9
System ID: NCFE003638:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003638/00001

Material Information

Title: The Corridors of Metaphor An Unconventional Art History of the Alhambra
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Guti�rrez, Eva
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Alhambra
Granada
Spanish History
Heritage
Islamic Architecture
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Art history is often limited to introverted or historical interpretations of works. This thesis takes the Alhambra as an example of a work of architecture in which analysis of its modem landscape adds necessary levels of meaning to its interpretation. The thesis begins with a chronology, moves on to a historically based comparison between the Medieval Islamic palaces, and the Renaissance palace in the Alhambra, then isolates the ornamentation of the Nasrid palaces and pursues the introverted interpretation of a specific aspect of the Alhambra. The interpretation relies on the experience of the visitor to the palaces who infers multiple meanings at once, and determines flexible conclusions. I argue that this holistic method of interpretation should be extended to the modem landscape, so that the live situation establishes dynamic meanings. A look at the modem landscape of the Alhambra reveals the workings of David Lowenthal's heritage phenomenon in which a fascination with the imagined idyllic past allows for problematic portrayals of the site. If academia recognizes these modem dynamics, it can interpret the Alhambra more profoundly and accurately, avoiding participation in the falsities of heritage.
Statement of Responsibility: by Eva Guti�rrez
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Carrasco, Magdalena

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 G9
System ID: NCFE003638:00001

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