Spatial Logic and Landscape Linkages

The Design of Humayun’s Tomb-Garden Complex in Delhi:

Spatial Logic and Landscape Linkages
Thursday April 7, 2011 at 6 pm
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
James L. Wescoat Jr., Aga Khan Professor of Architecture, MIT

Humayun’s tomb-garden has great significance in the history of Mughal funerary architecture and landscape design in South Asia. Previous research has focused on its antecedents, architectural elements, visual power, and location near the shrine of the Sufi saint Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya (d. 1325). This presentation will show how the tomb-garden complex and its surroundings were laid out, using an analysis of the location, size, and proportions of walls, walks, channels, and major structures.

Free admission. Open to the public. Complimentary parking at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street. This lecture is supported by a generous grant from Benjamin Zucker, administered by the Freer Gellery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum