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The Resource Islamic Geometric Patterns : Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction, by Jay Bonner, (electronic resource)

Islamic Geometric Patterns : Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction, by Jay Bonner, (electronic resource)

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Islamic Geometric Patterns : Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction
Title
Islamic Geometric Patterns
Title remainder
Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction
Statement of responsibility
by Jay Bonner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 Construction 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 tradi tional 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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Bonner, Jay
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Springer eBooks
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  • Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Geometry
  • History
Label
Islamic Geometric Patterns : Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction, by Jay Bonner, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0217-7
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mixed
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online resource
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forward -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- 1. The Historical Antecedents, Initial Development, Maturity and Dissemination of Islamic Geometric Patterns -- 2. Differentiation: Geometric Diversity and Design Classification -- 3. Polygonal Design Methodology -- 4. Computer Algorithms for Star Pattern Construction -- References -- References -- Glossary -- Index -- Photographic Credits.
Control code
978-1-4419-0217-7
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXV, 595 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781441902177
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-0217-7
Other physical details
540 illustrations, 507 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001744138
Label
Islamic Geometric Patterns : Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction, by Jay Bonner, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0217-7
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forward -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- 1. The Historical Antecedents, Initial Development, Maturity and Dissemination of Islamic Geometric Patterns -- 2. Differentiation: Geometric Diversity and Design Classification -- 3. Polygonal Design Methodology -- 4. Computer Algorithms for Star Pattern Construction -- References -- References -- Glossary -- Index -- Photographic Credits.
Control code
978-1-4419-0217-7
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXV, 595 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781441902177
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-0217-7
Other physical details
540 illustrations, 507 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001744138

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