Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry
An exploration of the construction and meaning of Islamic geometric patterns.
Throughout their long history the craft traditions of the Islamic world evolved a multitude of styles applied to a great variety of media but always with unifying factors that make them instantly recognizable. Harmony is central. There are two key aspects to the visual structure of Islamic design--calligraphy using Arabic script (one of the world's great calligraphic traditions) and abstract ornamentation using a varied but remarkably integrated visual language. Focusing on Islamic geometric patterns, simple and complex, man-made and in nature, this book offers unique insight into Islamic culture.
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I love this book so much that when it went through the wash (don't ask! ) I bought another copy. Its a meaty book with a feast worth of ideas to ponder.
Review: Islamic Design: A Genius for GeometryUser Review - Davoud - Goodreads
A rather small book, rather nicely edited and done. Can not say that there is much here in the way of details and is simply a very small introduction to design and very basic geometry. Read full review