Book “Islamic Gardens – Multi-meanings of Paradise”


Book of Islamic Gardens

Following the homonymous international scientific conference, MOHA Research Center releases the book Islamic Gardens: Multi-meanings of Paradise in English. Through the essays and studies of distinguished architects, artists and prominent academics, the readers can dip into diverse aspects of Islamic gardens, with their heavenly symbolisms.

Intriguing ESSAYS by Nasser Rabbat (Aga Khan professor MIT), Michel Conan (former director Dumbarton Oaks), Yasser Tabbaa (Scholar, independent), Nikos Kalogirou (Emeritus Professor AUTh), Emma Clark (garden designer), Shaha Parpia (Scholar, University of Adelaide), Velika Ivkovska (Scholar, TU Istanbul), Kindaa Tabbaa (Scholar, NDU), Dina Baroud (Assistant Professor, NDU).

Diverse PERSPECTIVES by Aggeliki Ziaka (Assistant Professor, AUTh) and Nikos Katopodes (Professor, University of Michigan).

INSTALLATIONS by Irini Gonou (artist), Anastasios Tellios (architect), Kyriaki Goti (architect) and Nikolaos Xenos (architect).

Among the sources of visual material are the Aga Khan Documentation Centre MIT, the Smithsonian Institution, Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation and Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

Publication details:
ISLAMIC GARDENS: Multi-meanings of Paradise
MOHA Publications
Edited by Despoina Zavraka
Designed by Ioannis Tsigkas (Kappa Publishing House)
ISBN 978-618-82099-0-9

The book is available in the Mohammed Ali’s Museum gift shop or after contacting to [email protected].