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Islamic geometric design

Author: Eric Broug
Publisher: New York ; London : Thames & Hudson, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at mosques, madrasas, palaces and tombs from the 8th-19th centuries, Eric Broug analyzes and explains Islamic geometric designs in their historical and physical context. Chapters cover the main families of geometric design--fourfold, fivefold, and sixfold--as well as basic design principles, grids, polygons, and complex combined patterns. Includes an appendix on how to create designs and a glossary.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Broug
ISBN: 9780500516959 0500516952
OCLC Number: 852259860
Notes: "800 illustrations."
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Contents: Basic design principles --
Grids and polygons --
Fourfold geometric design --
Sixfold geometric design --
Fivefold geometric design --
Combined geometric design.
Responsibility: Eric Broug.

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Islamic geometric designs are admired worldwide for their beauty and intricacy, yet in truth they are seldom understood. In this volume, the author analyses and explains these complex designs in  Read more...

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