Identification and valorization of elements of the Alhambra’s authentic gardens

Identification and valorization of elements of the Alhambra’s authentic gardens
Mirna Krpo
Faculty of Forestry, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is the identification and valorization of the gardens’ authentic elements, in particularly observed through prism of ethic and religion. As an example, the paper uses the traditional elements and characteristics of the Alhambra gardens. The paper first presents the development of the Alhambra complex, one of the most famous in Islamic art. The Alhambra steadily developed in the 13th and 14th century thus gradually creating the entire complex. Such spatial conception relies on Islamic principles and the relationship between man and nature. Therefore, the analysis of this treasured space also explores the relationship between the philosophical ethics of nature and religion.
Key words: Alhambra’s gardens, open space, traditional elements, ethics of nature, Islamic art

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Correspondign Author:
Mirna Krpo, Ph.D. Candidate
Faculty of Forestry,
University of Sarajevo,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Email: mirna.krpo.la@gmail.com