Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art and Architecture, Paperback Book

Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art and Architecture Paperback

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The original inspiration for this book came from visits to the buildings of Moorish Spain, in particular those of Grenada, Cordoba and Seville.

This striking introduction to Islamic design was followed by journeys to the traditional sites of the Middle East and North Africa and then finally to the newer mosques of Britain.Everywhere there was a wealth of pattern and inventiveness to marvel at.

The sense of wonder increases still further when, on starting to draw the patterns, the simplicity of the grids from which they were developed is discovered.This book, with its combination of drawings and photographs will stimulate a thorough investigation and interest in the wonderful geometric patterns and buildings of Islam.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, colour and b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Tarquin Publications
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  • Category: Oriental art
  • ISBN: 9781899618224



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A delightful little book showing how to draw all manner of Islamic tiling designs. A handy resource for crafters. I've made a cross-stitch design from it, but you could use this as inspiration for quilting and many other crafts besides.The only reason I haven't given this five stars is because of the lack of colour photos to give me an idea of the colours originally used.