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Art of Spain: The Moorish South

   2008    Art
Travelling from the unique Muslim contribution in the medieval south, Andrew Graham-Dixon immerses himself in true Spanish culture and meets the people who live and work with this artistic legacy. He looks at Muslim political and cultural influence as he travels from Cordoba to Granada, seeing classic buildings such as the Great Mosque in Cordoba, the Alcazar in Seville and the Alhambra in Granada. He also shows how the Moors introduced new foods – including citrus fruits, coffee and spices
Series: Art of Spain

Art of Spain: The Dark Heart

   2008    Art
Graham-Dixon journeys to the country’s scorched centre to explore Spanish art of the 16th and 17th centuries. From the mystical world of El Greco to the tender genius of Velazquez, this was a moment so extraordinary it became known as the Golden Age. But beneath the glittering surface was a dark and savage heart. Travelling from the architectural jewel of Toledo to majestic Madrid, Andrew Graham-Dixon traces the rise and fall of the Spanish Empire, the brutal conquest of the New World, and the religious madness of the Inquisition, to discover how a history so violent could produce some of the most beautiful art ever seen.
Series: Art of Spain

Generation Iron
Generation Iron

   2017    Culture
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

   2017    Art
How the Universe Works Season 4
How the Universe Works Season 4

   2015    Science
Empire of the Tsars
Empire of the Tsars

   2017    History
The Story of Maths
The Story of Maths

   2008    Science
Seven Ages of Rock
Seven Ages of Rock

   2007    Art
The Story of China
The Story of China

   2016    History
Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin
Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin

   2014    Art