[Cities of Light] blends expert "talking heads," with masterful recreations, film footage of breathtaking Islamic architecture and scenes of Spain itself for a highly accessible and supremely satisfying mix. It may seem strange to say MUST SEE TV is a documentary about Islamic Spain so many centuries ago — but it is just that.
The Moderate Voice
[Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World ] does not attempt to cover the entire history or geography of Islamic art. There's a thematic approach instead, with sections devoted to a single broad topic: The Word, Space, Ornament, Color, Water. Art discussed in one section turns up in another, giving the film a cohesive sweep.