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Islamic Patterns : An Analytical and Cosmological Approach - Keith Critchlow

Islamic Patterns

An Analytical and Cosmological Approach

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Published: 14th June 1976
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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.

Forewordp. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Point of Departurep. 9
The Manifestation of Shapep. 24
Magic Squaresp. 42
Pattern and Cosmologyp. 57
The Pentagonp. 74
The Tetractysp. 104
The Mathematics of two-dimensional Space-fillingp. 117
The Circle and Cosmic Rhythmsp. 150
Specimen Islamic Patternsp. 172
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ISBN: 9780500270714
ISBN-10: 0500270716
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 14th June 1976
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 21.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1