Morocco: Courtyards and Gardens

Achva Benzinberg Stein
книга Morocco: Courtyards and Gardens, автор: Achva Benzinberg Stein

Morocco: Courtyards and Gardens

Achva Benzinberg Stein
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ID: 5913
Издательство: Monacelli Press
Переплёт: Hardcover, 24 х 29 cm
Количество страниц: 224
Язык: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-58093-194-6 / 9781580931946
ISBN: 1-58093-194-4 / 1580931944

In the North African land of Morocco, every dar-dwelling, religious institution, or commercial building is organized around an interior, walled courtyard that provides privacy from the bustle of urban streets and an outdoor space for social interaction and tranquil meditation. Over the course of centuries, ornamental schemes have evolved to incorporate not only native plant life but also intricate water features and patterned tile work known as zellij, all of central significance to the Moroccan culture and climate.

Vitally important for providing shade and catching breezes in an arid landscape, Moroccan gardens are designed and cultivated with vibrant color and aromatic plants. Author Achva Benzinberg Stein explores the three main types of gardens—the simple and elegant paved patio form of the ouest ed-dar, the more elaborately planted riyad, and the agdal, an open, cultivated landscape. Striking color photographs, including numerous aerial views, show gardens and courtyards in Marrakech, Fez, and elsewhere.