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Summarize in your own words the key points of the Ruggles reading ("Gardens, Landscape and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain") from Week 5 (Moorish Spain) and the readings on Japanese gardens from Goto & Naka and Treib (Japanese Gardens, Gardens of Kyoto) from Week 5 (China & Japan). Then provide a critique or personal reflection on the readings, drawing comparison/contrast between each culture’s attitudes and approaches towards shaping the landscape — what did you learn about Moorish attitudes towards "the countryside" or "nature"? About Japanese attitudes towards the same? About the organization, social or utilitarian function and religious symbolism of the Moorish garden/agricultural landscape versus the Japanese landscape garden? Did you find more similarities/continuities or differences between the Islamic/Moorish approach and the Japanese approach to landscape and garden-making? Explain, using specific details or examples from the readings. Briefly describe the evolution/progression of the Japanese garden from sites of nature worship to increasing abstraction, using examples from reading. Finally, include at least 2 questions for further discussion that each of these readings raised for you.