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Islamic gardens and landscapes

Author: D Fairchild Ruggles
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2008.
Series: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the course of my research," writes D. Fairchild Ruggles, "I devoured Arabic agricultural manuals from the tenth through the fourteenth centuries. I love gardening, and in these texts I was able to enter the minds of agriculturalists and botanists of a thousand years ago who likewise believed it was important and interesting to record all the known ways of propagating olive trees, the various uses of rosemary,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Fairchild Ruggles
ISBN: 9780812240252 0812240251
OCLC Number: 140109038
Awards: Winner of Awarded the 2009 J. B. Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies.
Description: xii, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 27 cm.
Contents: The Islamic landscape : place and memory --
Making the desert bloom : transforming an inhospitable earth --
The science of gardening : agricultural and botanical manuals --
Organizing the earth : cross-axial gardens and the chahar bagh --
Trees and plants : botanical evidence from texts and archaeology --
Representations of gardens and landscape : imagery in manuscript paintings, textiles, and other media --
Imaginary gardens : gardens in fantasy and literature --
The garden as paradise : the historical beginnings of paradisiac iconography --
The here and hereafter : mausolea and tomb gardens --
A garden in landscape : the Taj Mahal and its precursors --
Religion and culture : the adoption of Islamic garden culture by non-Muslims.
Series Title: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Responsibility: D. Fairchild Ruggles.
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A comprehensive survey of Islamic gardens, from antiquity through to the present.  Read more...

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by mohamedbourguiba (WorldCat user on 2008-09-14)

bonjour, nous sommes les proprietaires de "burj qubbat al nas" a la manouba en tunisie et nous sommes surpris de decouvrir que ce palais du 18 eme siecle est cite dans votre livre "ISLAMIC GARDEN AND LANDSCAPES" malheureusement nous n'avons pas pu acceder aux pages ou il l'auteur D FAIRCHILD RUGGLES en parle et ce compte tenu de certaines restrictions d'acces;nous vous saurions gres de bien vouloir nous permettre de consulter le passage nous concernant car a tunis ce livre n'est pas disponible. merci mohamed nejib bourguiba proprietaire du palais borj kobbet ennhas (burj qubbat al nas) notre mail:kobbet.ennhas@planet.tn

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