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Hobhouse, Penelope.
The Gardens of Persia.

Kales Press: 2004.

" 'The word 'paradise' comes from the ancient Persian word for an enclosed garden, and the art of landscaping is arguably Iran's great cultural legacy qanats, underground ducts bringing melted snow from the mountains, have artificially irrigated the arid plateau of Iran for the past two and a half millennia. [Penelope] Hobhouse, a veteran garden historian and designer, elegantly explains the continuity of the aesthetic ideas that govern Persian gardens, with their rills of water and tree-lined alleys underplanted with roses and violets. Her account, accompanied by Jerry Harpur's spectacular photography, [leads] us from the remnants of Cyrus the Great's capital, Pasargadae, to Persian-influenced gardens as far afield as Quebec.' (The New Yorker)".

Softcover. 10"x11.5", 192 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 95181
Price: $ 35.00      

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