Emma Clark
Islamic Garden Design


  1. Christie’s Publications: The Popular Antiques Year Book, vols. 2 and 3, 1987 and 1988: Several articles, mainly on Eastern textiles such as the Kashmir shawl and Susanis (U.K.)
  2.  Arts and the Islamic world, Issue no. 24, Winter 1994/5: ‘Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts at the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture’ (U.K.)
  3. Art and Craft Magazine, Jan. 1996: ‘Traditional Islamic Art’. (U.K.)
  4. Parabola, Fall, 1996: ‘Underneath Which Rivers Flow, the Islamic Garden as Archetype of Inner Quiet.’. (U.S.A.)
  5. ‘Sinan, Architect of Istanbul’, an illustrated children’s book, Hood Hood Books, 1996. (U.K.)
  6. Underneath Which Rivers Flow’, The Symbolism of the Islamic Garden, an illustrated monograph published by The Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture, 1996 (U.K.)
  7. ‘Mehmet the Conqueror’, an illustrated children’s book, Hood Hood Books, 1997 (U.K.)
  8. ‘The Art of Modernism: a Critique of Modern Art as a Mirror of Contemporary Society’, monograph commissioned by an independent society in Kuala Lumpar, 1998.
  9.  Parabola, Spring 2001, ‘Water and Shade’, article on the Islamic Garden, (U.S.A.)
  10. ‘The Symbolism of Traditional Islamic Dress’, lecture in honour of Seyyed Hossein Nasr at Beacon of Light Conference, Washington, November 2001, published in Beacon of Light
  11. ‘The Islamic Garden and Garden Carpet’, article in HALI, May/June, 2003
  12. The Symbolism of the Islamic Garden’, article in ISLAMICA, Summer/Fall 2004
  13. ‘The Islamic Imagination: Paradise is the Garden where Water flows’, Article in Resurgence, May/June 2006 (U.K.)
  14. The Art of The Islamic Garden, illustrated book published by The Crowood Press, November, 2004 ; new paperback edition, Summer 2011
  15. ‘The Islamic Garden as Sanctuary’, essay included in the Temenos Publication Sanctuary, a collection of essays with a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales, 2006
  16. Article on Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, co-written with Professor Keith Critchlow for Visionaries  of the 20th Century, A Resurgence Anthology, Edited by Satish Kumar and Freddie Whitefield, March 2006
  17. ‘The Islamic Garden: History, Symbolism and the Qur’an’, extensive essay included in the 5-volume Encyclopeadia Voices of Islam, edited by Vincent Cornell and others, 2007, U.S.A.
  18. Editorial work: (a) Assistant Editor, Islamic World Report, 1995 -1998 (b) Assistant Editor, Treasures of Islamic Art, Illustrated book published by          The American University in Cairo Press, August 2005
  19. PARABOLA, articles included in their Collection of Best Essays, U.S.A., 2007
  20. Article on/by Emma Clark as designer of Islamic gardens in EMEL Magazine, Oct., 2008
  21. ‘The Role and Significance of Water in the Islamic Garden’, essay included in       Water, Its Spiritual Significance, published by Fons Vitae, 2009
  22. Reviews in the Temenos Academic Review, 2009 and 2011