Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns

Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns

ISBN-10:
9810217048
ISBN-13:
9789810217044
Pub. Date:
03/01/1995
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

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Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns

This book on symmetric geometric patterns of Islamic art has educational, aesthetic, cultural and practical purposes. Its central purpose is to bring to the attention of the world in general, and the people of Islamic culture in particular, the potential of the art for providing a unified experience of science and art in the context of mathematical education. Unlike other books on Islamic patterns, this book emphasizes the educational potential in the context of modern physics, chemistry, crystallography and computer graphics. The symmetric structure of about 250 Islamic patterns is presented. Simple, but detailed original, unpublished algorithms suitable for modern computer graphics are given for the construction of two-dimensional periodic patterns. Endorsed by prominent experts from the fields of Physics to Systems and Cybernetics, this book promises to be a must-read, not only for specialised mathematicians, but also for students, graphic artists, illustrators, computer hobbyists, as well as the lay reader keen to explore Islamic art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789810217044
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/1995
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.94(d)

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I wish the authors would provide a detailed description.