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Islamic Geometric Patterns: Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction

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Islamic Geometric Patterns: Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction

Jay Bonner, Craig Kaplan, "Islamic Geometric Patterns: Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction"
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1441902163 | 595 Pages | EPUB | 101 MB

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.