The "paradise metaphor": a fundamental contribution for knowledge of an important chapter in Islamic architecture.
[The Islamic garden. Architecture, nature, landscape]. The volume illustrates the architectural and botanical, but also cultural and aesthetic characteristics of gardens, which for the Islamic world represent a sort of “paradise metaphor”. The oases, the grand villas of Algiers, the gardens of Istanbul and Marrakech, but also those of Palermo, the architecture of water, the myths and symbols given form in a legacy rich in history and culture. With an introduction, fine illustrations, a glossary, a botanical appendix and annotated bibliography, the essays guide the reader on an exceptional journey through the architectural reality of world that has remained, for the most part, unexplored.