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The art of the Islamic garden

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The Islamic garden is regarded as one of the highest forms of visual art in the civilization of Islam. The principal elements are water and shade; they are also characterized by the chahar-bagh: a four-fold pattern, constructed around a central pool or fountain, with four streams flowing toward the four corners of the earth. Aesthetically, this design provides a striking feature in itself; however, a true appreciation of an Islamic garden is only ever complete with an understanding of the spiritual symbolism manifested in its design and planting. This lavish book provides both an intellectual guide to the symbolism of the Islamic garden and a practical guide to its component parts, with recommendations for suitable trees, shrubs, and flowers and advice on creating an Islamic garden in cooler climates. Garden designer Emma Clark teaches Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts at The Prince's Foundation, London.

Condition: Very Good, other than some minor shelf wear to the edges of the dust jacket; otherwise clean copy throughout.

Item details

Author(s):
Emma Clark
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
186126609X
ISBN-13:
9781861266095
Publisher:
Crowood

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The Islamic garden is regarded as one of the highest forms of visual art in the civilization of Islam. The principal elements are water and shade; they are also characterized by the chahar-bagh: a four-fold pattern, constructed around a central pool or fountain, with four streams flowing toward the four corners of the earth. Aesthetically, this design provides a striking feature in itself; however, a true appreciation of an Islamic garden is only ever complete with an understanding of the spiritual symbolism manifested in its design and planting. This lavish book provides both an intellectual guide to the symbolism of the Islamic garden and a practical guide to its component parts, with recommendations for suitable trees, shrubs, and flowers and advice on creating an Islamic garden in cooler climates. Garden designer Emma Clark teaches Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts at The Prince's Foundation, London.

Condition: Very Good, other than some minor shelf wear to the edges of the dust jacket; otherwise clean copy throughout.

Author(s):
Emma Clark
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
186126609X
ISBN-13:
9781861266095
Publisher:
Crowood

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