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Persian gardens: meanings, symbolism, and design

Mahmoudi Farahani, Leila, Motamed, Bahareh and Jamei, Elmira 2016, Persian gardens: meanings, symbolism, and design, Landscape online, vol. 46, pp. 1-19, doi: 10.3097/LO.201646.

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Title Persian gardens: meanings, symbolism, and design
Author(s) Mahmoudi Farahani, Leila
Motamed, Bahareh
Jamei, Elmira
Journal name Landscape online
Volume number 46
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Publisher Universitaet Bonn, Geographisches Institut
Place of publication Bonn, Germany
Publication date 2016-01-31
ISSN 1865-1542
Keyword(s) Persian gardens
symbolism
meaning
culture
chahar-bagh
Summary Culture and identity in a society can be represented in the architecture and the meanings intertwined with it. In this sense, the architecture and design are the interface for transferring meaning and identity to the nation and future generations. Persian gardens have been evolved through the history of Persian Empire in regard to the culture and beliefs of the society. This paper aims to investigate the patterns of design and architecture in Persian gardens and the meanings intertwined with their patterns and significant elements such as water and trees. Persian gardens are not only about geometries and shapes; but also manifest different design elements, each representing a specific symbol and its significance among the society. This paper seeks to explore Persian gardens in terms of their geometric structure, irrigation system, network construction and pavilions alongside design qualities such as hierarchy, symmetry, centrality, rhythm and harmony. In the second stage, the paper investigates the fundamental symbols and their philosophy in the creation of Persian gardens and in relation to the architecture and design.
Language eng
DOI 10.3097/LO.201646
Field of Research 120103 Architectural History and Theory
120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservation
120107 Landscape Architecture
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088779

Document type: Journal Article
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