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The Art of the Islamic Garden    by Emma Clark order for
Art of the Islamic Garden
by Emma Clark
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Trafalgar Square, 2011 (2004)
Hardcover, Softcover

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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

This well illustrated book beautifully captures the splendor of the Islamic garden. Garden designer Emma Clark explains the component parts, the design and the symbolism that come together to create these magical gardens.

A must read for anyone learning more about the historical, cultural and spiritual background of Islamic gardens, this volume will also be appreciated by anyone who might like to try his or her hand at creating such a garden. You'll find a discussion of the importance of the use of water in these serene gardens and advice on trees, shrubs and flowers.

With 200 color photos, you'll find this a book that not only explains all the components of this type of garden but also shows how they come together in a pleasing visual feast for the senses.

First published in Great Britain, The Art of the Islamic Garden is now available in a trade edition through Trafalgar.

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