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Islamic Design : A Genius for Geometry - Daud Sutton

Islamic Design

A Genius for Geometry

Hardcover

Published: 13th November 2007
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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. 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. 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.

ISBN: 9780802716354
ISBN-10: 0802716350
Series: Wooden Books
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 13th November 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 14.8  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1