Paradises of the Old South. Historical images of gardens of Andalusia and the Maghreb

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Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation . 2, Max Planck Street Seville.

Under the title “Paradises of the Old South. Historical images of gardens of Andalusia and the Maghreb”, this exhibition entails an approach to unique spaces, witnesses of the past, after their changes and evolution over time. In some cases, they have preserved their essential values: Gardens. They are fragile places, at times ephemeral, although some of them have endured over centuries, being in use still nowadays.

The exhibition, curated by José Tito Rojo and Manuel Casares Porcel, is made up of a careful selection of old photographs of the historical gardens of Andalusia and Morocco that show the evolution of many of them, accompanied by models of the Generalife, Alcázar Genil or the Agdal Gardens in Marrakesh, various original albumen prints, photochromes of the time, books, magazines and antique postcards.

Among them are highlighted the gardens of Granada, Málaga, Almería, Córdoba, Sevilla, Tangier, Chaouen, Fez, Tetouan, Marrakesh and Algiers.

The exhibit also includes a collection of outstanding pieces related to the historical gardens in Seville, such as that of the Real Alcázar, among others, along with various landscape studies by J.C. Forestier, one of the greater revivalists of the art of the garden, and passionate admirer of the Hispano-Muslim gardens, who designed the Parque de Maria Luísa in Seville for the International Ibero-American Exposition in Seville in 1929.

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