bokomslag Islamic geometric patterns
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Islamic geometric patterns

Eric Broug

Häftad

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  • 120 sidor
  • 2008
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 one needs are a pencil, a ruler, a compass, and a steady hand. First, technical tips demonstrate the basics: how to draw a square, hexagon, or pentagon. This is followed by some of the best examples of geometric patterns from around the world, arranged into three levels of complexity, with careful, step-by-step instructions.The book features geometric patterns from some of the most famous and beautiful Islamic architecture and art, including: La Mezquita, Cordoba; Capella Palatina, Sicily; Mustansiriya Madrasa, Baghdad; Umayyad Mosque, Damascus; Mosque of al-Salih Tala'I, Cairo; The Koran of Rashid al-Din.
  • Författare: Eric Broug
  • Format: Häftad
  • ISBN: 9780500287217
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 120
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2008-05-12
  • Förlag: Thames and Hudson Ltd

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