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A discourse on the Persian Chahar-Bagh as an Islamic garden

Abdul Latiff, Zainab and Mohd Yunos, Mohd Yazid and Mohd. Yaman, Maheran (2017) A discourse on the Persian Chahar-Bagh as an Islamic garden. Planning Malaysia, 15 (3). pp. 123-134. ISSN 1675-6215

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The ancient garden plan, the Chahār-Bāgh, was originally put onto ground for the purpose of organizing garden in an arid landscape of Persia besides a symbol of political territory. This quadripartite plan of garden was found as early as 600 BC during Achaemenid era. Therefore, claims made in various scholarships that referred Chahār-Bāgh as an Islamic garden basic pattern is apparently deceiving the true meaning of Islam, which came into the world in seventh century. The method of content analysis and library search that emphasized on the theories and principles of Persian garden have been adopted in this study. To conclude, Chahār-Bāgh pattern preceded Islam therefore, assigning it as the basic pattern of Islamic garden planning and design is irrelevant.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2738/62661
Uncontrolled Keywords: Persian garden, Chahār-Bāgh, Islamic garden, contemporary garden,planning and design
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Asst. Prof. Dr Maheran Yaman
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 15:59
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 15:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62661

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