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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Review: Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry (Wooden Books)User Review - Maggie - Goodreads
very cool book. breaks down a lot of islamic patterning into components. Read full review
Review: Islamic Design: A Genius for GeometryUser Review - Rhyk - Goodreads
A jewel, a workbook, to be read and played with forever. Read full review