The Art of the Islamic Garden (Paperback)
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The Art of the Islamic Garden (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 31/07/2010
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Islamic gardens are enchanting places. Just the names of some of the most beautiful gardens in the world - the Alhambra, the Generalife, the Shalimar - conjure up images of calm and even divine beauty. No visitor is left untouched by their magic. This new paperback edition of The Art of the Islamic Garden is an introduction to the design, symbolism and making of an Islamic Garden and it examines that magic, describes the component parts which allow a deeper understanding of the beauty. Topics covered include: history, symbolism and the Quran in relation to the traditional Islamic garden; significance of design and layout of the garden explained, geometry, hard landscaping and architectural elements and aguide to designing the garden with water, and recommendations for trees, shrubs and flowers. There is a unique account of the design and planting of HRH The Prince of Wales' Carpet Garden at Highgrove.

Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781847972040
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 578 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'good practical advice on how to create an Islamic garden of one's own' (Emel) * Emel *
'a beautifully illustrated introduction to the design, symbolism and creating of an Islamic garden' (SirReadaLot.org) * SirReadaLot.org *
'a thorough case study of the issues that arise in attempting to adapt traditional Islamic garden principles...' (Saudi Aramco World) * Saudi Aramco World *

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