Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra / from drawings taken on the spot in 1834 by Jules Goury, and in 1834 and 1837 by Owen Jones ; with a complete translation of the Arabic inscriptions, and an historical notice of the kings of Granada from the conquest of that city by the Arabs to the expulsion of the Moors, by Pasqual de Gayangos.
- Additional Title(s):
Details and ornaments from the Alhambra
- London : Published by Owen Jones, 1842-1845.
- Physical Description:
- 2 v. : ill. ; 60 cm.
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Comprises 104 plates, including 69 chromolithographs; each of the chromolithographs is printed in as many as six or seven colors, including gold .
Vol. 1 has added chromolithographed title page: La Alhambra palais ... 1841.
Vol. 2 has added chromolithographed title page: Details and ornaments from the Alhambra, by Owen Jones, architect.
Chiefly in English and French.
Chromolithographs and lithographs by Owen Jones; after Owen Jones and Jules Goury.
Engravings by W.S. Wilkinson, E. Kennion, T.T. Bury, C. Rauch, Frederick W. Branston, and Henry Vizetelly; after Owen Jones, Jules Goury and "Enrique."
Vol. 1 published in 10 parts in 1842; vol. 2 published in 2 parts in 1845.
"Vizetelly Brothers and Co., printers"; a number of plates printed by Owen Jones.
Abbey, J.R. Travel, 156
Friedman, J.M. Color printing in England, 1486-1870, 145
Hardie, M. English coloured books, 252
With a list of subscribers (in Great Britain and France).
Friedman, J. Color printing in England, 1486-1870, 145
Selected exhibitions: "Color Printing in England, 1486-1870" (Yale Center for British Art, 20 April-25 June, 1978).
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in contemporary red half morocco and marbled boards.
"Their aim was not to present topographical views, but rather to provide an exact and detailed record of the decoration of the building, as an aid to fellow-architects who might make use of its motifs in their work."--Friedman.
- Subject Terms:
- Alhambra (Granada, Spain)Chorn. -- 1842-1845.Grenada -- History.Jones, Owen -- Publisher.
- Chromolithographs -- 1842-1845.
Wood engravings -- 1842-1845.
Lithographs -- 1842-1845.
Engravings -- 1842-1845.
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Goury, Jules, 1803-1834, Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra , 1842-1845
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