Mathematics and the Built Environment

Islamic Design: A Mathematical Approach

Authors: Wichmann, Brian, Wade, David

  • Only school-level geometry required
  • Provides new ways of analysing Islamic Geometric ornament   
  • Shows development and geographical range of the art
  • Combines historical and mathematical study of Islamic art
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About this book

This book deals with the genre of geometric design in the Islamic sphere. Part I presents an overview of Islamic history, its extraordinary spread from the Atlantic to the borders of China in its first century, its adoption of the cultural outlook of the older civilisations that it conquered (in the Middle East, Persia and Central Asia), including their philosophical and scientific achievements - from which it came to express its own unique and highly distinctive artistic and architectural forms. Part II represents the mathematical analysis of Islamic geometric designs. 
The presentation offers unlimited precision that allows software to reconstruct the design vision of the original artist. This book will be of interest to Islamic academics, mathematicians as well as to artists & art students.

About the authors

Brian Wichmann is the author of a CD/booklet published by World Scientific on geometric patterns. He obtained a DPhil (Oxon) in Mathematics, then had a career in software engineering research at NPL before starting a retirement project of collecting all known classical Islamic geometric patterns. The collection is at tilingsearch.org.

David Wade is the author of a number of books about Islamic Art and related topics. He is also responsible for the web site patterninislamicart.com which has over 4,000 photographs of patterns in Islamic Art. This is a major source of photographs for the book.

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eBook 83,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Islamic Design: A Mathematical Approach
Authors
Series Title
Mathematics and the Built Environment
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69977-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69977-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69976-9
Series ISSN
2512-157X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 226
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 164 illustrations in colour
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