Saturday, October 25, 1:30 pm – Great Garden Cities of Persia

Revisiting Paradise: Landscape Journeys from South Asia to the Mediterranean. Persian literary and graphic sources in combination with historic accounts of European travelers provide new insights into Safavid gardens and garden cities. The diversity of private, public, and royal spaces is revealed in the vibrant illustrations created by guest speaker, architect Mahvash Alemi. Alemi is a Garden and Landscape Studies Fellow for 2008-2009, Dumbarton Oaks Washington DC. Tickets $15, $12 Seniors, $5 Members of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. For more information call 617-566-1401, or log on to