9780802716354

Islamic Design A Genius for Geometry

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802716354

  • ISBN10:

    0802716350

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-11-13
  • Publisher: Walker Books
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Summary

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 designcalligraphy 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.

Author Biography

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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