Middle East garden traditions : unity and diversity : questions, methods and resources in a multicultural perspective / edited by Michel Conan.

  • Washington, D.C. [Cambridge, Mass.] : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection ; Distributed by Harvard University Press 2007
Physical description
363 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm.
  • 9780884023296
  • 088402329X
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Papers presented at the 31st Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture, held at Dumbarton Oaks, 2007.
  • Learning from Middle East garden traditions / Michel Conan -- New perspectives for garden archaeology -- The rose and the balsam : the garden as a source of perfume and medicine / Yizhar Hirschfeld -- Soil improvement and agricultural pesticides in antiquity : examples from archaeological research in Israel / Yotam Tepper -- An approach to the visual analysis of the gardens of Al-Andalus / Antonio Almagro -- Ornamental plants in agricultural and botanical treatises from Al-Andalus / Expiración García Sánchez -- The political uses of gardens -- The garden strategy of the Almohad sultans and their successors (1157-1900) / Mohammed El Faïz ; transl. by Maryrica Ortiz Lottman -- Princely Safavid gardens : stage for rituals of imperial display and political legitimacy / Mahvash Alemi -- The royal gardens of Farahabad and the fall of Shah Sultan Husayn revisited / Jean-Do Brignoli -- My garden is Hindustan : the Mughal Padshah's realization of a political metaphor / Ebba Koch -- Questions about the political significance of Mughal garden waterworks / James L. Wescoat, Jr -- Cultural receptions of gardens -- Matrakçi Nasuh and Evliya Çelebi : perspectives on Ottoman gardens (1534-1682) / Nurhan Atasoy -- Unity and diversity of Mughal garden experiences / Abdul Rehman, Shama Anbrine -- Critical discussion of cultural influences -- Gardens at the Kağithane commons during the Tulip Period (1718-1730) / B. Deniz Çaliş -- Rajput gardens and landscapes / Jennifer Joffee, D. Fairchild Ruggles -- Exploring the limits of garden traditions -- From the Andalusí Garden to the Andalusian Garden : remnants and re-creation / José Tito Rojo, Manuel Casares Porcel -- Gardens of Afghanistan / Benedict Bull
  • Bibliography
  • Conference publication
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • English

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