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Islamic Geometric Design

Islamic Geometric Design

Book - 2013
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Looking at mosques, madrasas, palaces and tombs from the 8th-19th centuries, Eric Broug analyzes and explains Islamic geometric designs in their historical and physical context. Chapters cover the main families of geometric design--fourfold, fivefold, and sixfold--as well as basic design principles, grids, polygons, and complex combined patterns. Includes an appendix on how to create designs and a glossary.
Islamic geometric designs are admired worldwide for their beauty and marvelous intricacy, yet they are seldom understood. In this illustrated volume, Eric Broug analyzes and explains these complex designs in their historical and physical context. Broug shows how, over the centuries, craftsmen were able to adorn buildings with wonderful geometric patterns using the simplest of tools and without recourse to mathematical calculations. Design elements created from straight lines and circles were placed in grids and then repeated and varied to generate seemingly limitless arrays of breathtaking patterns. Chapters are devoted to each of the main families of geometric design - fourfold, fivefold, and sixfold - and to the complex combined patterns. Readers can follow the design processes by which these patterns were created and even learn to reproduce and invent geometric patterns for themselves.
Publisher: New York ; London : Thames & Hudson, 2013
ISBN: 9780500516959
Branch Call Number: 700.961 B7971i 2013
Characteristics: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm


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Beautiful photographs of the patterns and geometric design found in Islamic art, design and architecture give insight to the Islamic tiling tradition that Emily in DISGRACED honors with her work.

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Apr 24, 2017

Clear instruction to learn the work it takes to create elaborate design.


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