Titled “Alhambras: Neo-Arabic Architecture in Latin America,” the show was at the Jordan Museum in Amman.
Titled “Alhambras: Neo-Arabic Architecture in Latin America,” the show at the Jordan Museum highlighted a period in architecture’s history marked by the construction of Alhambra, the famous palace and fortress complex in Granada, Spain. The palace was built in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid Emir Mohammed ben al-Ahmar of Granada
Rafael Lopez Guzman, professor of art history at the University of Granada and scientific coordinator of the exhibition, described the show as a unique experience.
“It is an initial approach to the wealth of Latin American architecture that was inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Granada and other significant Andalusian heritage in buildings erected for the main part in between the latter half of the 19th century to the first third of the 20th century,” Guzman said.
“The interest lies in the fact that the Jordanian citizens can visualise the influence that the Arab culture, in this case the one of Al-Andalus, had in distant places like Latin America.”