Islamic Gardens and Landscapes / Edition 1

Islamic Gardens and Landscapes / Edition 1

by D. Fairchild Ruggles
     
 

A comprehensive survey of Islamic gardens, from antiquity through to the present.

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Overview

A comprehensive survey of Islamic gardens, from antiquity through to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812240252
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/23/2007
Series:
Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
954,953
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

D. Fairchild Ruggles is Associate Professor of Landscape History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: The Islamic Landscape
Place and Memory
Chapter 2: Making the Desert Bloom
Transforming an Inhospitable Earth
Chapter 3: The Science of Gardening
Agricultural and Botanical Manuals
Chapter 4: Organizing the Earth
Cross-axial Gardens and the Chahar Bagh
Chapter 5: Trees and Plants
Botanical Evidence from Texts and Archaeology
Chapter 6: Representations of Gardens and Landscape
Imagery in Manuscript Paintings, Textiles, and Other Media
Chapter 7: Imaginary Gardens
Gardens in Fantasy and Literature
Chapter 8: The Garden as Paradise
The Historical Beginnings of Paradisiac Iconography
Chapter 9: The Here and Hereafter
Mausolea and Tomb Gardens
Chapter 10: A Garden in Landscape
The Taj Mahal and Its Precursors
Chapter 11: Religion and Culture
The Adoption of Islamic Garden Culture by Non-Muslims

List of Gardens and Sites

Spain
Sicily
Morocco
Algeria
Tunisia
Egypt
Turkey
Syria and Region
Oman
Iraq
Iran
Central Asia
Pakistan
India
United States

Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments

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