The Picturesque and historic trip to Spain (1806-1820) graph is a monumental work which includes in its two volumes (with two parts each) total 272 the blades saved, views and plans resulting from the work of a team of excellent cartoonists directed and funded by Alexandre de Laborde, Also draftsman and text editor. In his tour of Spain in the early nineteenth century they undertook a pioneering exercise in cataloging graphic landscape heritage, architectural and archaeological era.
This work is often seen in the field of travel literature, a genre characteristic of the nineteenth century, highlighting its contribution and influence on cultural stereotypes of foreign travelers who visited Spain then. However, from an architectural point of view and landscape, his greatest contribution are, clearly, your images, supplemented by explanatory texts. They offer abundant details of many places now changed and they did not have drawings, or were only schematic and partial. Therefore have great value as a visual testimony of an era in which there was no photography as documentary record.
Although the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba had loose plans and any views, Voyage brings his first collection of views with innovative frames studied here, well as plans and.
SPANISH FILE ART, LXXXV, 338
APRIL-JUNE 2012, pp. 105-124
THE FIRST COLLECTION OF VIEWS OF CORDOBA MOSQUE-CATHEDRAL IN THE VOYAGE OF Laborde (1812)
GORDO GÁMIZ ANTONIO GARCIA and JESUS ANTONIO ORTEGA
University of Sevilla
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