Interpretive Analysis of “ Garden” in Metraghchi ‘s Miniature of Dargazin Gardens

Document Type : Research Article


1 Associate Professor at Department of Architecure and Urban Planning, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Iran.

2 Master of Islamic Architecture, Department of Architecure and Urban Planning, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Iran.


Problem Statement: The revitalization of the “garden” as a symbol of a permanent relationship with nature, requires recognition of the Persian Garden’s geometry. The people who have previously experienced the garden with its main function, have drawn pictures of the garden, and the investigation of their works can give us a complete perception of the garden’s geometry.
Purpose  of  the  study: The current study aimed at explain the geometry of the “Dargazine gardens” in  Matrakî’s miniature. Obviously, the provision of this geometry does not necessarily mean the use of the same geometry in the present setting in the same form, and it is only the indication of a part of the human-nature relationship’s history. Hopefully, this path would continue with the aid of the past people’s efforts and experiences.
Research  Methodology: The present study employed the historical interpretation method with exploratory approach. This study seeks to answer this question “what are the features of the garden’s geometry in the time and place in which the miniature has been drawn?”.
Conclusion: The information of the miniature was retrieved in two levels. The cultivation system, the irrigation and fair division of land, architectural components of buildings, and the geographical orientation and slope can be perceived  by the first glance. However, the measures adopted for the welfare, comfort, and security can be obtained through further analysis of the placement of the neighborhoods, the entrance gates   gates, planning of different trees, and the water passage and supply forms.


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