D. Fairchild Ruggles
D. Fairchild Ruggles is a professor in landscape architecture, art history, and architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds two AB degrees with honors from Harvard University and an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain (2000) and has written extensively on the field of Islamic art and architectural history. Her book, Islamic Gardens and Landscapes (2007), explores the form, symbolism, literature, science, and imagination of garden-making in the Islamic world from the seventh through the twenty-first centuries. She edited Women, Patronage, and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies (2000), and she is coeditor of Sites Unseen: Landscape and Vision (2007).

Source: “Contributors.” 2014. Dumbarton Oaks. 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/contributor-biographies. Archived at: https://perma.cc/WF3E-ZNRM

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