WATER IN THE ISLAMIC GARDEN BETWEEN FUNCTION AND SYMBOLIC SIGNIFICANCE
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2018, Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 915-926
AbstractWater associated with human life in all its aspects. It is the origin of existence and the pillar of life. It is the thought and spirit that cannot be separated. The o Islamic gardens design has shown creative examples in use of water as a functional decorative element that has symbolic connotations derived from human thought and Islamic doctrinal principles, which focused on the importance of water as a basic functional element for the establishment of Islamic gardens and a masterpiece of artistic art. The study of water in terms of its multiple forms and functional uses and its symbolic meaning in the Islamic gardens has not been addressed locally, which was the main research problem. The aim of this research is to focused on the importance of water as a fundamental element that enhances the functional and symbolic aspects of the design of the Islamic gardens, which enables the designer to expose his basic indicators and mechanisms to achieve his dependence on him as an actor in the architectural designs of contemporary gardens.
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