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In Search Of The Lost Garden Atmosphere Within The Court Of The Lions: A Landscape Architectural Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Ma, Mansoor Ming Chor
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-26T14:06:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-26T14:06:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2007-12
dc.date.created 2007-12-17
dc.date.issued 2009-02-26T14:06:16Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/1902
dc.description.abstract The Court of the Lions has been known for its architectural beauty which is universally admired. However, a closer look at the current gravel-surfaced Courtyard does not seem to harmonize with the pinnacle in architectural representation of its surrounding and the once “state of the art” technology of the fountain at the centre. According to The Official Guide - The Alhambra and Generalife published by the Petronato de la Alhambra y Generalife (1999, p. 115), "…It is not known for certain whether the four parts were paved or if they were gardens”. This uncertainty became the catalyst for this Grounded Theory landscape architectural research which employs concept mapping techniques. Computer concept and illumination models were then used to test a design concept through a series of simulations. Lastly, the possible landscapes were interpreted using photorealistic computer images and animations, re-enacting the original garden atmosphere in the year 1391 AD. The study describes the process to simulate the garden atmosphere of the Court of the Lions with the absence of primary sources of information. The approach can be used for other historic sites in similar site condition. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Palace of the Lions en_US
dc.subject Court of the Lions en_US
dc.subject Nasrid Dynasty en_US
dc.subject garden en_US
dc.subject courtyard en_US
dc.subject computer visualization en_US
dc.subject Islam en_US
dc.subject heritage en_US
dc.subject landscape en_US
dc.subject 1391 en_US
dc.subject Spain en_US
dc.subject Granada en_US
dc.title In Search Of The Lost Garden Atmosphere Within The Court Of The Lions: A Landscape Architectural Perspective en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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