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Islamic art has long been misunderstood in the West as no more than decoration. This study explains how the geometrical patterns of Islamic art reveal intrinsic cosmological laws. The primary function of the patterns is to lead the mind from the literal world towards the underlying reality.
The Point of Departure
The Manifestation of Shape
Pattern and Cosmology
The Mathematics of two-dimensional Space-filling
The Circle and Cosmic Rhythms
Specimen Islamic Patterns
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ISBN: 9780500270714 ISBN-10: 0500270716 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 192 Published: 1st June 1983 Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1