From the category archives:


Introduction & Keynote Address
Gardens Beneath Which Rivers Flow: The Significance of Water in Classical Islamic Culture

Mohammad al-Asad
Water Scarcity and Landscaping in the Islamic World: Contemporary Solutions to Historical Problems

Catherine B.Asher
Out of the Desert: Water Traditions in the South Asian Landscape

Walter B.Denny
Water and Water Imagery in Architecture and the Arts in Ottoman Times

Agnieszka Dobrowolska
Architecture as a Message: the Sabil of Muhammad ‘Ali Pasha in Cairo

Howayda Al-Harithy
Sabil-Kuttabs and the Conception of Water During the Mamluk Period

Perween Hasan
Paradise Flooded: Water and Architecture in Mughal Bengal

Linda Komaroff
Sip, Dip, and Pour: Toward a Typology of Water Vessels in Islamic Art

Marcus Milwright
The Archaeology of Urban Water Systems: The Cases of Nafpleio and Nafpaktos in Southern Greece

Venetia Porter
Mysterious Inscriptions on “Frozen Water”: Early Medieval Islamic Rock Crystal Seals

D. Fairchild Ruggles
The Great Mosque of Cordoba: Fruited Trees and Ablution Fountains

Yasser Tabbaa
Control and Abandon: Images of Water in Arabic Poetry and Gardens