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.
The Art of the Islamic Garden examines that magic, describes the component parts and explains the design and symbolism which to allow a deeper understanding of the beauty.
Topics covered: · 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 · Guide to designing the garden with water, and recommendations for trees, shrubs and flowers · Unique account of the design and planting of HRH The Prince of Wales’ Carpet Garden at Highgrove
Emma Clark is a writer, lecturer and designer specializing in traditional Islamic art and architecture. She teaches part-time on the Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Programme at The Prince’s Foundation in London. Resident: London
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