In the Spirit of Seville
This alluring Andalucian city and one-time capital of the Moorish empire is illustrated in a new book.
Thursday 06 March 2014
Despite its exotic influences, Seville is also deeply immersed in its regional traditions.
Religious festivals, flamenco and cuisine still play a big part of the local culture in the capital of Andalucia. A new book, In the Spirit of Seville, seeks to portray some of those traditions, from the architecture of its ancient palaces to the costumes worn during Semana Santa, the Holy Week celebrated with great gravity, this year from 13-20 April.
Images include Argentina's pavilion from the 1929 Ibero-American Expo - which contained a cinema and today houses a dance school with serene views across the Guadalquivir River - as well as Casa de Pilatos, which still serves as the official residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli.
In the Spirit of Seville by Antonio del Junco is published by Assouline, $45 (assouline.co.uk).
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