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[文化博览] 【整理】2012-11-28 风情南西班牙 The Moorish South —17

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[Homework]2012-11-28 风情南西班牙 The Moorish South —17

homework:
Although he was keen on murdering Moorish kings, Pedro was a massive fan of Moorish architecture and decoration. When he decided to build his own Moorish palace, no expense was spared. The best Moorish craftsmen were employed to create an architectural jewel, completed with intricate marble and wood carving. Cool shaded courtyards and tiring work almost hallucinate energetic patterns. But why would a Christian conqueror dress up his palace in the style of the Islamic fern?
Well, it's good to put yourself into Pedro the Cruel's shoes and think back to 14th century Europe. I mean, what else is going on in architecture terms. There is the Gothic. But that's for churches. When it comes to palace architecture, there is nothing to compare with this for color richness, patterns and sensuality. I mean, the whole place feels as if it's made of ice and sugar. I almost feel as if I want to eat it. The ultimate Arabian night’s fantasy architecture. In fact, if I had my own little Aladdin genie bottle and I could wish anything in the world, I might just choose this palace.
Because the Alcazar was a palace, not a mosque, it didn't arouse the usual suspicions of Muslim worship. And Christian Kings of Spain clearly felt free to love this place too. Later monarch preserved it and made any additions with surprising sensitivity. Sometimes the great compliments are those paid by your enemy. I think it's a pretty astonishing tribute to the power and grandeur of Islamic art and architecture that generation after generation, the Spanish Catholic monarchs should have allowed the place to remain, to stand as a great shimmering ghost of culture that would have determined to eradicate, but could never quite bring themselves to stop loving.


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