Record number 06/419
Author Assas Y Ereño, Manuel de, 1813 - 1880
TitleMonumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Antigua Sinagoga, Hoy Iglesia De Santa María La Blanca; Y Brocal De Un Aljibe De La Mezquita Aljama Toledana; Por Don Manuel De Assas, Comendador De La Real Y Distinguida Órden Española De Cárlos III, Caballero De La Real Órden Americana De Isabel La Católica, Académico Correspondiente De La Real De La Historia Y De La Arqueológica De Bélgica, Profesor De Arqueología En La Escuela Superior De Diplomática, Oficial De Primer Grado Del Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Abogado De Los Tribunales De La Nacion, Etc., Etc.
ImprintMadrid:: Publícase á expensas del Estado, bajo la inspeccion de la Real Academia De Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Editor: El Excmo. Señor Don José Gil Dorregaray., MDCCCLXXVIII., Imprenta De Fortanet Y Calcografía Nacional.
Physical Description[2], 8, [2] p., [2] pl.: [4] illus.; 756 mm.
Content Format Note[T.p.] - [Text] - Monumentos Arquitectonicos De España. Antigua Sinagoga, Hoy Iglesia ..., Y Brocal ... Índice De Estas Monografías - [Plates].
Summary NoteSome copies have bound in the paper cover of this cuaderno, of which the title reads, 'Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Publicados de Rl. Orden y por disposicion del Ministerio de Fomento. Cuaderno No.'

The titles are in Spanish; the text is in Spanish and French in parallel.

The work describes the Ibn Shoshan synagogue in Toledo, which ca. 1550 became the church of S. Maria La Blanca. The synagogue was founded in 1180, after the expulsion of Arab rulers from the city (1085), but built in Arabesque (Mudéjar) style. It has five aisles, horseshoe arches on octagonal columns, knot-work stucco frieze and a wooden ceiling. In Spain the Mudejar style continued to be used into the sixteenth century. In the nineteenth century there was a revival of the style, generally called 'Mudejar Revival' in Spain and its empire and 'Moorish Revival' elsewhere.

The plates are captioned and show: [1] 'Parte De La Seccion Longitudinal De La Antigua Sinagoga ...'; [2] 'Secciones Y Detalles De La Antigua Sinagoga ...'. In-text illustrations consist of a title-page vignette, head-piece ('Fachada Del Testero De La Sinagoga'), decorated initial and tail-piece ('el brocal y su inscripcion').

The decorated initial is printed in color.
Responsibility NoteThe plates are signed as drawn by G. de la Gándara, and as engraved by D. Martinez or J. de Gangoiti.

Both carry the printer's imprint of the Calcografia De La Impta. Nl.

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by F. Madrazo and engraved by D. Martinez; the headpiece and decorated initial are unsigned; the tailpiece is signed 'E.A.' (i.e. E. Ancelet?). The headpiece carries the imprint of the Calcografía De La Impta. Nl.
SubjectArchitecture - Monuments - Architecture details - Sculpture - Bas-reliefs - Synagogues - Churches - Spain - Castilla La Mancha - Toledo - Iglesia De Santa Maria La Blanca - History - 12th century - 13th century - Mudéjar
Art history - Sections - Views - Spain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Spain - 19th century
ReferencesA history of the 'Moorish Revival' in the English-speaking world is J. Sweetman, The Oriental obsession: Islamic inspiration in British and American art and architecture, 1500-1920 (1988).
Binding Note19th-century quarter brown calf, red cloth-covered boards; rebacked in 20th century, retaining earlier spine-piece lettered 'Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España - Tom. IV. - La Cámara Santa De La catedral De Oviedo - Antigua Sinagoga Hoy Igl. S. Maria La Blanca - Capilla De Santiago En Santa Maria - Salon De La Casa De Mesa - Tríptico-Relicario De Monasterio Cisterciense De Piedra En Aragon' and 'R.A.' Bound with others.
Variant TitleAntigua Sinagoga, Hoy Iglesia De Santa María La Blanca; Y Brocal De Un Aljibe
Contributors Gil Dorregaray, José, 1882
Fortanet, T., fl. ca. 1876 - 1878?, printer
Madrazo Y Küntz, Federico de, 1815 - 1894, draughtsman
Martinez, D., fl. ca. 1877 - 1878?, engraver
Gándara, G. de la, fl. ca. 1877?, draughtsman
Gangoiti, J. de, fl. ca. 1877 - 1878?, engraver
Ancelet, E., fl. ca. 1877 - 1878?, engraver
Spain. Ministerio De Fomento
Spain. Imprenta Y Calcografía Nacional. printer
Spain. Ministerio De Fomento. publisher
Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid). publisher
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