TEHRAN.(Iranart) -G eometric designs, irrigation systems and network construction of Persian gardens and their influence on art is the subject of a scholarly meeting organized by the Tehran-based Herampey Consulting Engineers.
The meeting is set for August 9 at Herampey Company located at No. 14, 4th Alley, North Karegar Street, Honaronline wrote.
Architects Anahid Malek-Marzban, Mohammad-Mehdi Mahmoudi and Mahnaz Rezaei have been invited to appraise the subject.
The first Persian gardens were set up in the vicinity of qanats, underground aqueducts dug in areas with low amount of rainfall; examples of such gardens can be seen in cities of Tabas and Birjand in South Khorasan Province, as well as Gonabad county in Korasan Razavi Province and the ancient city of Yazd.
The general pattern of Persian gardens has a rectangular form consisting of four quarters abundant in trees and flowers, streams and pathways, ponds and fountains, and usually a central Kushk (pavilion), which is the main architectural structure of the garden.
Other distinctive feature of the gardens is the wide application of thick brick walls, which surround the entire rectangular plan of the garden.
Persian gardens have influenced the art of garden designing as far as India and Spain. Their geometrical design is seen in exquisite and expensive hand-woven Persian carpets, visual arts and inexpensive pottery. Attendance to the meeting is free.
source: Financial Tribune