استادیار دانشکده معماری، پردیس هنرهای زیبا، دانشگاه تهران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Gardens in Persian miniatures are portrayed in a fairy location. Wall is an important element separating the garden from its surroundings by a cutting edge. Waterfront is conveniently located next to it. Looking from above, we will see the waterfront as a pond with fish and birds in. Adjacent to the waterfall, there is a royal court where the masters or mistresses are sitting and chattering. The architecture of other parts is not clear, though they mirror some of minor features of garden and the nearby. Cypresses and blossoms decorate the garden. Figures are being entangled to the elements of the garden. The garden as a concept in its painter’s mind is a scenery decorated by water and green view. The concept that mankind uses to perceive the nature and find his own status. Garden, as a symbol of ecstasy, is a place where human intermixes with nature. That is why romantic relationships and friendly reunions are generally held at such a scene. Garden also reflects the desire of human or nature for ascending through the unknown to see his or its dream world. Garden is sensational scenery of relationship between human and nature, an inner place separated from outside by a wall. This implies that wall in a Persian painter’s viewpoint is a code full of definitions. The image on the cover of this issue is an antique Miniature drawn at 539-549 A.H. based on the story "Solomon and Balkis" of "Haft Awrang" by Jami.