Al-Andalus. The Art Of Islamic Spain: DODDS, Jerrilynn D. (Ed)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (Abrams), 1992. 432pp.
For almost 800 years, the Iberian Peninsula was under Muslim control. Separated geographically from both North Africa and Europe (by water and mountains), the artistic endeavours that evolved in Al-Andalus (as the region was then named) remain a wonderful tribute to a lost culture.
This large text brings together 24 international scholars to provide an in-depth, indeed comprehensive, study of the art and architecture of Al-Andalus.