Moorish Architecture: The Legacy of a Vanished Kingdom

The Arts Society Leicester present Moorish Architecture: The Legacy of a Vanished Kingdom

Speaker – Ian Cockburn

The Alhambra of Granada, the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Alcázar of Seville are the three most impressive monuments to the architectural creativity of the Moors in Spain, but there are many other examples worthy of mention too. The classical origins that influenced the Moorish style are less well-known, but fascinating to explore, as is the unique interior decorative style developed by the Moors, which gives their architecture its beauty and exotic appeal. This lecture provides a comprehensive introduction to the peninsula’s Moorish architecture.

Further Information

From September to June ASL present a programme of lectures covering a wide range of interests and tastes with an informative line-up of speakers talking about a variety of subjects. Whether you come on your own or with friends you will be in the company of like-minded people in a vibrant environment of learning, sharing and socialising.

Members – membership of ASL offers the chance to enjoy nine lectures a year in addition to numerous other benefits including newsletters and volunteering opportunities plus the option to take part in visits, study days and an annual social event.

Visitors – non-members are most welcome to attend up to two lectures annually, it is an excellent way to try out membership. Just come along and pay on the door, attendance at one lecture costs £7.

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