Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry

Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry

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By (author) Daud Sutton

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  • Publisher: WALKER & CO
  • Format: Hardback | 58 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 170mm x 15mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0802716350
  • ISBN 13: 9780802716354
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 70,277

Product description

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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Author information

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.