Successfully Transmitting the Spirituality of a Holy Place Through Landscape Design: The Terraced Gardens of the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel

Anderson, Erik (2008) Successfully Transmitting the Spirituality of a Holy Place Through Landscape Design: The Terraced Gardens of the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The Shrine of the Báb is the permanent resting place of the Herald Prophet of the Bahá’í Faith and the spiritual center of the Bahá’í World Center in Haifa, Israel. The architectural intent of the superstructure shell (1953) over the original mausoleum (1908) and the extensive terraced landscaping (2001) above and below the structure, was to embrace the visitor in a rich sensory experience that effectively expresses the spiritual significance of the place and also safeguards the site.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Anderson, ErikUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: sacred place; gardens; shrines; terraces; tourists; spirit of place; landscape; World Heritage List
Subjects: H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 10. Historic gardens
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 11. Historic landscapes
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: The Terraced Gardens of the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel
UNESCO WHC Number: 1220
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 12:18
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13
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Gordon, RD. Trip Advisor Traveler Reviews. 2008.

(http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g293982-d319539-r17601607-Baha_i_Gardens_and_Golden_Dome-Haifa.html)

Haifa Tourist Board. Bahá’í Shrine and Gardens on Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel. 2001.

Haifa, Israel, Haifa Municipality.
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/148

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