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Islamic geometric patterns / Eric Broug.

Author/Creator:
Broug, Eric, author.
Publication:
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
136 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Edition:
Revised and expanded edition.
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Standardized Title:
Islamitische geometrische patronen zelf ontwerpen en maken. English
Subjects:
Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts) -- Islamic countries.
Islamic decoration and ornament.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Islamic countries.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural.
Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts).
Islamic countries.
Summary:
"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." -- From Amazon.com
Notes:
Originally published: 2008.
First edition translated from the Dutch.
"Revised and expanded edition with new patterns from across the Islamic world." -- Front cover
Includes bibliographical references (page 134).
ISBN:
9780500294680
0500294682
OCLC:
1079210749