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by Daud Sutton
Throughout their long history, the craft traditions of the Islamic world has evolved a multitude of styles applied to a great variety of media but always with unifying harmonious factors that make them instantly recognizable. There are two key aspects to the visual structure of Islamic design: calligraphy using Arabic script and abstract ornamentation using a varied by remarkably integrated visual language. Focusing on the construction and meaning of Islamic geometric patterns, simple and complex, this book offers a unique insight into Islamic culture and is a valuable resource for anyone interested in this rich and fascinating artistic tradition.
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