The Fires of Excellence: Spanish and Portuguese Oriental Architecture

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Ships from Spain. Please allow 10-18 business days to arrive at UK address (10-21 worldwide) due to postal service checks and customs. The oriental influence in Spain and Portugal has left a legacy of extraordinary architecture, celebrated by scholars, poets and artists. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the multi-layered cultural interactions which took place, which have since inspired architects through the centuries and around the world. .

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Miles Danby, MA, AA dipl., RIBA, is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He was Director of the university's Centre for Architectural Research and Development Overseas from 1985 to 1990, and initiated its M Phil. course on housing for developing countries. He has worked as a consultant and external examiner in Britain and in various countries across the Middle East, in Africa and South-East Asia, and has held teaching posts in Ghana and Sudan. He is the author of numerous articles, reports and books, ranging from Grammar of Architectural Design (Oxford University Press, 1963) to Moorish Style (Phaidon, 1995). Matthew Weinreb is a photographer specializing in architecture, interiors, landscapes and cityscapes, and is a winner of the European Architectural Photographer of the Year Award. He has numerous books to his credit, including London Architecture (Phaidon, 1993), London Architects' Houses (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1992), Metropolitan: A Portrait of Paris (Phaidon, 1994) and The Synagogue (Phaidon, 1995).

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