Author: Eric Broug

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500294680

Category:

Page: 144

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The marvels of Islamic patterns--the most recognizable visual expression of Islamic art and architecture--are not just a beautiful accident. The ancient practitioners of this craft used traditional methods of measurement to create dazzling geometric compositions, often based on the repetition of a single pattern. The results are magnificent in their beauty and awe-inspiring in their execution.Now, with the aid of this book, everyone can learn how to master this ancient art and create their own intricate patterns or re-create classic examples. All that is needed is a pencil, a ruler, a compass, and a steady hand. Technical tips demonstrate the geometric basics such as how to create designs from one of the foundational "family" shapes: a square, hexagon, or pentagon. This is followed by step-by-step instructions for reproducing some of the best examples of geometric patterns.Islamic Geometric Patterns contains twenty-three geometric patterns and brief histories of some of the most famous and beautiful Islamic art and architecture from around the world. This revised edition features seven new patterns from locations including: Ak Medrese in Nigde, Turkey; Chellah necropolis in Rabat, Morocco; Shah Jahan Mosque in Thatta, Pakistan; the Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah in Agra, India; the Alcazar in Seville, Spain; Zaouia Moulay Idriss II in Fes, Morocco; and Darwish Pasha Mosque in Damascus, Syria.
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Author: Eric Broug

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516959

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 6155

Islamic geometric designs are admired worldwide for their beauty and marvellous intricacy, yet in truth they are seldom understood. Indeed, their complexity and artistry can seem almost beyond the powers of human ingenuity. In this handsomely illustrated volume, artist and teacher Eric Broug analyses and explains these complex designs in their historical and physical context. His own original drawings accompany magnificent photographs of mosques, madrasas, palaces and tombs from the Islamic world, ranging from North Africa to Iran and Uzbekistan, and from the 8th to the 19th centuries. Chapters are devoted to each of the main families of geometric design fourfold, fivefold and sixfold and to the complex combined patterns. Every design is carefully explained, and illustrated with a wealth of stunning photographs and clear, meticulously detailed drawings. Readers can follow the design processes by which these patterns were created and even learn to reproduce and invent geometric patterns for themselves, using exactly the same tools as the Islamic craftsmen of old: a ruler and a pair of compasses.
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A Genius for Geometry

Author: Daud Sutton

Publisher: Wooden Books

ISBN: 1912706032

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Across the Islamic world, illuminating Korans from Morocco to Malaysia, and adorning mosques, mausoleums and palaces, are hidden some of the most exquisite geometrical devices ever conceived by man. In this excellent little book, geometer Daud Sutton unravels the mystery of Islamic patterns, explaining where they come from, how to draw them, and hinting at the Divine messages they encode. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.
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Author: J. Bourgoin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486155315

Category: Design

Page: 204

View: 3148

Nearly 200 examples exhibit the wide range of Islamic art, including hexagon and octagon designs, combinations of stars and rosettes, and many variations on other geometric patterns.
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Author: Eva Wilson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048625819X

Category: Design

Page: 21

View: 9044

Beautifully rendered from book illustrations, pottery, metalwork, carvings, and other sources, these 280 black-and-white designs include geometrics, florals, and animal and human figures in circular, hexagonal, rectangular, and other shapes.
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Author: Brian Wichmann,David Wade

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3319699776

Category: Mathematics

Page: 226

View: 3965

This book deals with the genre of geometric design in the Islamic sphere. Part I presents an overview of Islamic history, its extraordinary spread from the Atlantic to the borders of China in its first century, its adoption of the cultural outlook of the older civilisations that it conquered (in the Middle East, Persia and Central Asia), including their philosophical and scientific achievements - from which it came to express its own unique and highly distinctive artistic and architectural forms. Part II represents the mathematical analysis of Islamic geometric designs. The presentation offers unlimited precision that allows software to reconstruct the design vision of the original artist. This book will be of interest to Islamic academics, mathematicians as well as to artists & art students.
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Author: Amor Fenn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139840

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 9909

Profusely illustrated guide covers geometric basis of design, implements and their use, borders, textile patterns, nature study, and treatment. Over 380 illustrations include historical examples from many cultures and periods.
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Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction

Author: Jay Bonner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441902171

Category: Mathematics

Page: 595

View: 6749

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.
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The System of Geometric Design

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

Publisher: Garnet Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 135

View: 6418

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.
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Author: Kevin Henry

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856697439

Category: Art

Page: 208

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This is both a practical and theoretical guide to the visualization techniques used by contemporary product designers, including freehand sketching, digital rendering, information graphics, and presentation skills. Hundreds of hand-drawn sketches and computer models have been specially created to demonstrate critical geometry and show how to develop sketches into finished illustrations. Practical tutorials give guidance in creating simple and complex forms, as well as rendering and providing context using scenarios and storyboards. Insightful case studies of leading designers illustrate the full range of different visualization options available.
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Islamic Art

Author: Annette Roeder

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791370286

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.
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Author: Theresa Anne Corbin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523846085

Category:

Page: 130

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"The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book" was compiled in an effort to teach the non-Muslim about Islam and to combat the rising tide of stress in the modern Muslim's life, while still being beneficial in this world and the hereafter. The designs chosen for the book are intricate works that the adult colorer will find both challenging and soothing. The pages include detailed mosque architecture, calligraphy, hadith, dua, Quranic verses, and quotes all to allow Muslims to relax and refocus on deen. Each coloring page has a corresponding short, descriptive page for non-Muslims who want to join in on the relaxation and learn something about Islam along the way.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1570915253

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4381

Provides easy-to-follow instructions for drawing a variety of bugs, including a bee, a grasshopper, and a praying mantis.
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Author: J. Bourgoin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486235378

Category: Design

Page: 45

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45 mønstre som kan anvendes ved design af tekstiler, tapeter, gulvbelægning etc.
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Student Workbook

Author: Nichole Tilsner,Juli Tilsner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534906181

Category:

Page: 140

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The Cornerstone Method is an inclusive childbirth preparation method that prepares you to have an empowered birth experience in any location. Learn to work with all of your birth senses in preparation for labor, birth, and the postpartum period. This workbook is to be used while attending a Cornerstone Method Childbirth Preparation course.
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Author: Rosemary Alexander

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691433

Category: Gardening

Page: 292

View: 530

The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden — how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This fully revised and updated second edition features new U.S. case studies and new photographs. Valuable tips on green gardening are new to this edition, and include how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable planting, and a guide to composting. Tailor-made for hands-on gardeners, the workbook approach is accessible, practical, and can be used to create a garden from scratch and to redesign an existing garden. Gardeners will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and find the right proportions for a deck. They'll also find tips on space, light, and color. Includes hundreds of easy-to-follow line drawings and diagrams.
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Author: S. J. Abas,Amer Shaker Salman

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810217044

Category: Mathematics

Page: 396

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... a major contribution to the world of science and of particular value to the documention of the culture of Islam. N Gedal ... a masterly account of the way in which art and science are combined into aesthetic beauty by the Islamic geometric designs and motifs which decorate much of the Eastern World. M Evans ... This book will allow readers to travel through time and space, from ancient ornaments to the most modern computer graphics patterns. C. Pickover Ever since the discovery of the existence of seventeen space groups in two dimensions by Fedorov in 1891, it has been speculated that all seventeen could be found in Islamic art. But it is in this book that this remarkable fact is for the first time detailed and analysed, with beautiful illustrations. Rarely is there such a thought-provoking blend of esthetics and geometry with abstraction. C N Yang Geometrical form. Here, mathematics combines with art and exhibits clearly its aesthetic appeal Islamic patterns provide a marvellous illustration of symmetry and Drs. Abas and Salman perform a useful service by taking this as their theme and blending it with ideas on computer graphics. Foreword by Michael Atiyah Abas and Salman have assembled a fascinating collection that combines art, history, culture, science, mathematics and philosophy. Their examples range from a 12th-century minaret in Uzbekistan via the Alhambra in Granada to modern computer graphics of Koranic calligraphy on dodecahedrons and tori. They conclude by speculating on the prospect of creating Islamic patterns in virtual reality, where 'a seeker after unity in science and art would be able to submerge himself or herself in exquisite Alhambras of the mind'.Judging by the evidence presented here, it would be an unforgettable experience. New Scien
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Author: Dale Seymour,Jill Britton

Publisher: Dale Seymour Publication

ISBN: 9780866514613

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 8155

Presents an introduction to tessellations and geometric design, including polygons, Islamic art designs, Escher-type tessellations, and tessellating letters, along with step-by-step instructions for creating tessellations.
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A Primer of Basic Forms for Artists, Designers and Architects

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863156083

Category: Architecture

Page: 87

View: 6632

A professional guide to drawing two-dimensional geometric shapes in simple step-by-step instructions.
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