COMUNICACIÓN Y PRENSA
The Patronato de la Alhambra y el Generalife and the Rodríguez-Acosta Foundation published in 2007 ‘Patronato de la Alhambra y el Generalife, a sketchbook of drawings of the monument of the Alhambra by the artista Miguel Rodríguez-Acosta Carlström, and with a text by Antonio Muñoz Molina titled ‘Words for a sketchbook’, with an exegesis of the poem dedicated to the monument by Jorge Luis Borges in 1976.
In ‘Words for a sketchbook’ Antonio Muñoz Molina states: “Miguel Rodríguez-Acosta set himself the task of looking at the Alhambra as if he had just arrived in Granada and discovered its silhouette from afar, gradually moving closer to the palace, as if he was inspecting it bit by bit from the higth balconies and viewpoints in the city. He moves from pictures viewed as if throught a telescope to almost microscopic detail: from distant impressions to the detail of a decorative tile, as if the pages of the sketchbook were the stills of a long tracking shot”.
Furthermore, Muñoz Molina offers in his text the following vision on the Nasrid Monumental Complex: “The Alhambra is a Venice of deserted palaces, dark, upright, cypress trees, still water, the sounds of hidden water running away, violet mists. The hand that sketches pursues both things that seem permanent and things that are always changing, the colossal mass of ramparts, the rustling leaves in the trees and the quivering reflections of columns and arches in the water”.
‘La Alhambra: cuaderno de dibujos’ is offered as a bilingual edition (Spanish-English).