Stock ID #178865 Gardens of Persia. PENELOPE HOBHOUSE.

Gardens of Persia.

Glebe. Florilegium. No date. (circa 2003). Stock ID #178865

Illustrated with colour photographic illustrations throughout, 192pp, List of Royal houses of Persia, glossary of Persian terms, index. An excellent hardback copy in dustjacket. 28.5 x 24.5cm.

"Chronicling the evolution of the Persian garden, this book explores its profound and virtually unacknowledged influence on the development of Western garden design.

Penelope Hobhouse follows the origins and history of the Persian garden from the fifth century BC - from ancient beginnings and the world's first extant garden created by Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae more than 2500 years ago, to 19th-century paradise gardens and the modern Islamic designs of the 21st century. She links its development to Persia's great history and religious and secular architecture, showing how buildings, water and plants combine to give the Persian garden a spiritual dimension." (Publisher's description).

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