Islamic Geometric Patterns

Islamic Geometric Patterns Author Eric Broug
ISBN-10 050028721X
Release 2008
Pages 119
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Geometric patterns are perhaps the most recognizable visual expressions of Islamic art and architecture, magnificent in their beauty and awe-inspiring in their execution. Now, with the aid of this book, anyone can learn how to master this ancient art and create intricate patterns or re-create classic examples. An introduction guides the reader through the basics, and is followed by some of the best examples of geometric patterns from around the world, arranged into three levels of complexity, with careful, step-by-step instructions taking the reader through the stages of composition. The book also includes a CD-ROM, allowing you to experiment with Islamic geometric patterns on the computer.

Islamic Geometric Patterns

Islamic Geometric Patterns Author Jay Bonner
ISBN-10 9781441902177
Release 2017-08-17
Pages 595
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The main focus of this unique book is an in-depth examination of the polygonal technique; the primary method used by master artists of the past in creating Islamic geometric patterns. The author details the design methodology responsible for this all-but-lost art form and presents evidence for its use from the historical record, both of which are vital contributions to the understanding of this ornamental tradition. Additionally, the author examines the historical development of Islamic geometric patterns, the significance of geometric design within the broader context of Islamic ornament as a whole, the formative role that geometry plays throughout the Islamic ornamental arts (including calligraphy, the floral idiom, dome decoration, geometric patterns, and more), and the underexamined question of pattern classification. Featuring over 600 beautiful color images, Islamic Geometric Patterns: Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Con struction is a valuable addition to the literature of Islamic art, architecture and geometric patterns. This book is ideal for students and scholars of geometry, the history of mathematics, and the history of Islamic art, architecture, and culture. In addition, artists, designers, craftspeople, and architects will all find this book an exceptionally informative and useful asset in their fields. Jay Bonner is an architectural ornamentalist and unaffiliated scholar of Islamic geometric design. He received his MDes from the Royal College of Art in London (1983). He has contributed ornamental designs for many international architectural projects, including the expansion of both the al-Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Mecca, and the al-Masjid an Nawabi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Medina, as well the Tomb of Sheikh Hujwiri in Lahore, and the Ismaili Centre in London – to name but a few. He is committed to the revitalization of Islamic geometric design through the teaching of traditional methodological practices. To this end, in addition to publishing, Jay Bonner has lectured and taught design seminars at many universities and conferences in North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia.

Islamic Geometric Design

Islamic Geometric Design Author Eric Broug
ISBN-10 0500516952
Release 2013
Pages 256
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Islamic geometric designs are admired worldwide for their beauty and marvellous intricacy, yet in truth they are seldom understood. Indeed, their complexity and artistry can seem almost beyond the powers of human ingenuity. In this handsomely illustrated volume, artist and teacher Eric Broug analyses and explains these complex designs in their historical and physical context. His own original drawings accompany magnificent photographs of mosques, madrasas, palaces and tombs from the Islamic world, ranging from North Africa to Iran and Uzbekistan, and from the 8th to the 19th centuries. Chapters are devoted to each of the main families of geometric design fourfold, fivefold and sixfold and to the complex combined patterns. Every design is carefully explained, and illustrated with a wealth of stunning photographs and clear, meticulously detailed drawings. Readers can follow the design processes by which these patterns were created and even learn to reproduce and invent geometric patterns for themselves, using exactly the same tools as the Islamic craftsmen of old: a ruler and a pair of compasses.

Alex s Adventures in Numberland

Alex s Adventures in Numberland Author Alex Bellos
ISBN-10 9781408809594
Release 2011-04-04
Pages 448
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A hugely enjoyable, brilliantly researched explanation of the basic principles of maths.

Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art Architecture

Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art   Architecture Author Robert Field
ISBN-10 1899618228
Release 1998
Pages 64
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The original inspiration for this book came from visits to the buildings of Moorish Spain, in particular those of Grenada, Cordoba and Seville. This striking introduction to Islamic design was followed by journeys to the traditional sites of the Middle East and North Africa and then finally to the newer mosques of Britain.Everywhere there was a wealth of pattern and inventiveness to marvel at. The sense of wonder increases still further when, on starting to draw the patterns, the simplicity of the grids from which they were developed is discovered.This book, with its combination of drawings and photographs will stimulate a thorough investigation and interest in the wonderful geometric patterns and buildings of Islam.

Islamic Art and Architecture

Islamic Art and Architecture Author Tarek El-Bouri
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822018971283
Release 1993
Pages 135
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Issam El-Said pinpoints the rules of composition that form the basis of the geometric concepts of Islamic art. He then shows how intricate patterns are based on these basic principles. Fully illustrated in three colors to show the development of the patterns, this book offers an insight into how craftsmen and designers in the Muslim world achieved monumental feats of artistic expression using the simplest of tools. Chapter I presents graphical analyses of numerous complex patterns, to reveal the numerical rationale behind them. In Chapter II, the author analyses the system of measure used in ancient Egypt, before the use of numbers for calculating measurements. He shows how measuring cords and a geometric method based on a grid-pattern originating from the circle were employed by master craftsmen in the design of Islamic art and architecture. The book offers an insight into how craftsmen and designers in the Muslim world have achieved monumental feats of artistic expression with harmony and precision, using the simplest of tools such as a ruler, a string and templates, together with a system of measure that is both simple and sophisticated.

Islamic Patterns

Islamic Patterns Author J. Bourgoin
ISBN-10 9780486235370
Release 1977-01-01
Pages 45
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45 mønstre som kan anvendes ved design af tekstiler, tapeter, gulvbelægning etc.

Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design

Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design Author J. Bourgoin
ISBN-10 9780486155319
Release 2012-08-13
Pages 204
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Nearly 200 examples exhibit the wide range of Islamic art, including hexagon and octagon designs, combinations of stars and rosettes, and many variations on other geometric patterns.

Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns

Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns Author S. J. Abas
ISBN-10 9810217048
Release 1995
Pages 396
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... a major contribution to the world of science and of particular value to the documention of the culture of Islam. N Gedal ... a masterly account of the way in which art and science are combined into aesthetic beauty by the Islamic geometric designs and motifs which decorate much of the Eastern World. M Evans ... This book will allow readers to travel through time and space, from ancient ornaments to the most modern computer graphics patterns. C. Pickover Ever since the discovery of the existence of seventeen space groups in two dimensions by Fedorov in 1891, it has been speculated that all seventeen could be found in Islamic art. But it is in this book that this remarkable fact is for the first time detailed and analysed, with beautiful illustrations. Rarely is there such a thought-provoking blend of esthetics and geometry with abstraction. C N Yang Geometrical form. Here, mathematics combines with art and exhibits clearly its aesthetic appeal Islamic patterns provide a marvellous illustration of symmetry and Drs. Abas and Salman perform a useful service by taking this as their theme and blending it with ideas on computer graphics. Foreword by Michael Atiyah Abas and Salman have assembled a fascinating collection that combines art, history, culture, science, mathematics and philosophy. Their examples range from a 12th-century minaret in Uzbekistan via the Alhambra in Granada to modern computer graphics of Koranic calligraphy on dodecahedrons and tori. They conclude by speculating on the prospect of creating Islamic patterns in virtual reality, where 'a seeker after unity in science and art would be able to submerge himself or herself in exquisite Alhambras of the mind'.Judging by the evidence presented here, it would be an unforgettable experience. New Scien

Secrets of Islamic Patterns

Secrets of Islamic Patterns Author Aline Marion
ISBN-10 0993658806
Release 2014-10
Pages 88
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Secrets of Islamic Patterns unlocks the mysteries of Islamic geometric patterns that adorn some of the most famous architecture and decorative arts in the Islamic world. Designed to engage both a younger audience and the adult beginner, the book provides a step-by-step process for creating stunning Islamic geometric patterns. It contains drawing exercises with easy-to-follow instructions, making pattern construction extremely accessible, and turning what at first appears difficult into a fun and educational activity. The accompanying puzzle is a key element to this accessibility and unique in the genre, introducing a playful and interactive tool for all readers.

Geometric concepts in Islamic art

Geometric concepts in Islamic art Author Issam El-Said
ISBN-10 PSU:000043585328
Release 1976-06
Pages 154
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Geometric concepts in Islamic art has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Geometric concepts in Islamic art also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Geometric concepts in Islamic art book for free.

Draw Islamic Geometric Star Patterns

Draw Islamic Geometric Star Patterns Author Eric Broug
ISBN-10 9781311364951
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 92
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Learn how to draw seven geometric star patterns from around the Islamic world, using only a pencil, straight edge, and a pair of compasses. Patterns featured are from Baghdad, Fes, Cairo, Konya, Delhi and Damascus. Suitable for ages 9 and up. No calculations are necessary. The least complicated way of learning Islamic geometric design is to understand and use the same techniques that craftsmen in the Islamic world have used for centuries. These craftsmen were not mathematicians; they knew how to make things with their hands but they did not use measurements or calculate angles to make their compositions. Their tools were a pair of compasses, a ruler and a pencil. By drawing lines, circles and arcs they were able to make all their patterns and compositions. This is also how you will be able to draw these patterns.This book will teach you how to draw seven different star patterns. All the patterns in this book can be made without calculations and measurements. They can be made by hand or on a computer. All you need to be able to do is draw circles and lines. The tools you need if you are drawing by hand are a pair of compasses, a ruler and pencils. Each pattern is constructed in a step-by-step process.

Islamic Design

Islamic Design Author Daud Sutton
ISBN-10 9780802716354
Release 2007-11-13
Pages 58
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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.

Beyond the Symmetries of Islamic Geometric Patterns

Beyond the Symmetries of Islamic Geometric Patterns Author Wasma'a Khalid Chorbachi
ISBN-10 OCLC:23472703
Release 1989
Pages 1224
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Beyond the Symmetries of Islamic Geometric Patterns has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Beyond the Symmetries of Islamic Geometric Patterns also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Beyond the Symmetries of Islamic Geometric Patterns book for free.

Islamic Design Workbook

Islamic Design Workbook Author Eric Broug
ISBN-10 0500292426
Release 2016-10-13
Pages 128
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A fresh take on adult coloring books, featuring the intricate patterns of Islamic design

The Topkap Scroll

The Topkap   Scroll Author Gülru Necipo&BRglu
ISBN-10 0892363355
Release 1995
Pages 395
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Precious few architectural drawings and no theoretical treatises on architecture remain from the premodern Islamic world. One exceedingly rich and valuable source of information, however, is the Timurid pattern scroll in the collection of the Topkapi Palace Museum, examined here by Gulru Necipoglu. In The Topkapi Scroll - Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture, Necipoglu undertakes an in-depth analysis of this unusual pattern scroll and sheds new light on architectural design in the Islamic world between the tenth and sixteenth centuries. She also makes an insightful comparison between the Islamic understanding of geometry and that found in medieval Western art.

Islamic Designs for Artists and Craftspeople

Islamic Designs for Artists and Craftspeople Author Eva Wilson
ISBN-10 9780486258195
Release 1988
Pages 21
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Beautifully rendered from book illustrations, pottery, metalwork, carvings, and other sources, these 280 black-and-white designs include geometrics, florals, and animal and human figures in circular, hexagonal, rectangular, and other shapes.