Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art & Architecture


Author: Robert Field

Publisher: Tarquin Publications

ISBN: 9781899618224

Category: Architecture

Page: 64

View: 2581

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

The System of Geometric Design


Author: Tarek El-Bouri,Keith Critchlow,Salmá Samar Damlūji

Publisher: Garnet Pub Limited


Category: Architecture

Page: 135

View: 519

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.

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World (2 vol. set)


Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047412079

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

View: 414

Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.

Islamic Art and Geometric Design

Activities for Learning


Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Education Dept

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588390845

Category: Art

Page: 46

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Islamic Geometric Patterns


Author: Eric Broug

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500294680

Category: Decoration and ornament, Architectural

Page: 144

View: 7560

Featuring new patterns with detailed explanatory texts, this revised edition is an inspirational guide for craftspeople and artists alike.

Geometric concepts in Islamic art


Author: Issam El-Said,Ayșe Parman

Publisher: Book Sales


Category: Architecture

Page: 154

View: 2530

Studies abstract patterns and concepts of design used in Islamic art and architecture, employing analytical diagrams to detail the conception, design, and construction of patterns through a geometric system

The Topkapı Scroll

Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture : Topkapı Palace Museum Library MS


Author: Gulru Necipoglu,Gülru Necipoğlu,Mohammad Al-Asad,Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art & Architecture G Lru Necipoglu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780892363353

Category: Architecture

Page: 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 Geometric Patterns

Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction


Author: Jay Bonner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441902171

Category: Mathematics

Page: 595

View: 9032

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.

Designs and Motifs from India


Author: Marty Noble

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486434036

Category: Design

Page: 60

View: 2549

Incredibly rich treasury of more than 200 traditional designs, developed by Indian artists over thousands of years. Exquisite adaptations from authentic embroideries and fabrics, pottery, mosaics, illuminated manuscripts, and other sources. Striking, permission-free motifs can easily be adapted for use in textiles and wallpaper, in furniture design, and in a host of other projects.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics


Author: Eleanor Robson,Jacqueline Stedall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191607444

Category: Mathematics

Page: 926

View: 661

This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise new questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant to practise it. It addresses questions of who creates mathematics, who uses it, and how. A broader understanding of mathematical practitioners naturally leads to a new appreciation of what counts as a historical source. Material and oral evidence is drawn upon as well as an unusual array of textual sources. Further, the ways in which people have chosen to express themselves are as historically meaningful as the contents of the mathematics they have produced. Mathematics is not a fixed and unchanging entity. New questions, contexts, and applications all influence what counts as productive ways of thinking. Because the history of mathematics should interact constructively with other ways of studying the past, the contributors to this book come from a diverse range of intellectual backgrounds in anthropology, archaeology, art history, philosophy, and literature, as well as history of mathematics more traditionally understood. The thirty-six self-contained, multifaceted chapters, each written by a specialist, are arranged under three main headings: 'Geographies and Cultures', 'Peoples and Practices', and 'Interactions and Interpretations'. Together they deal with the mathematics of 5000 years, but without privileging the past three centuries, and an impressive range of periods and places with many points of cross-reference between chapters. The key mathematical cultures of North America, Europe, the Middle East, India, and China are all represented here as well as areas which are not often treated in mainstream history of mathematics, such as Russia, the Balkans, Vietnam, and South America. A vital reference for graduates and researchers in mathematics, historians of science, and general historians.