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Gardens of Persia By Penelope Hobhouse

Gardens of Persia

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Chronicling the evolution of the Persian garden, this book explores its profound and virtually unacknowledged influence on the development of Western garden design. Penelope Hobhouse follows the origins and history of the Persian garden from the 5th century BC to the 21st century.

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Gardens of Persia by Penelope Hobhouse

Chronicling the evolution of the Persian garden, this book explores its profound and virtually unacknowledged influence on the development of Western garden design. Penelope Hobhouse follows the origins and history of the Persian garden from the fifth century BC - from ancient beginnings and the world's first extant garden created by Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae more than 2500 years ago, to 19th-century paradise gardens and the modern Islamic designs of the 21st century. She links its development to Persia's great history and religious and secular architecture, showing how buildings, water and plants combine to give the Persian garden a spiritual dimension.

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Table of Contents


The settiing; climate; water. Part 1 Historical overview: tracing the development of Persian gardens from the earliest times. Part 2 Paradise for the faithful: the influence of Islamic Arab conquest of Persia on garden design throughout the Middle East, India and Spain. Part 3 The influence of Persian gardens on the design of gardens in the West.

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GOR003011803
Gardens of Persia by Penelope Hobhouse
Penelope Hobhouse
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Octopus Publishing Group
2003-11-13
192
1844030792
9781844030798
N/A
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