Islamic Designs

 Author: Maria da Gandra & Maaike van Neck  Category:  Publisher: The Pepin Press, Agile Rabbit Editions  : 2009  ISBN: 978-90-5768-121-9 Tags:art | caligraphy | designs | Islam | religion |
 Description:
The culture of the Muslim world has developed a very specific type of ornamental design, which is grounded in the religious demands of Islam. The visual language of Islamic design employs a variety of intricate geometric patterns, floral elements and ornate calligraphy, all of which are used to decorate manuscripts, textiles, furniture, buildings, etc. ISLAMIC DESIGNS presents a diverse collection of designs, ranging from simple and elegant elements to complex and highly ornate interlocking patterns. The present book is a completely revised, enlarged and improved version of an earlier Agile Rabbit edition with the same title.