Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Nov 13, 2007 - Art - 58 pages
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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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User Review  - Davoud Taghavi - 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

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User Review  - Rhyk - Goodreads

A jewel, a workbook, to be read and played with forever. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Daud Sutton is director of the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation's design studio Editio Electrum, specializing in the fine reproduction of carpet pages from ancient manuscripts. He lives in England.

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