Educational Resources

Plane Symmetry in Islamic Art

Abas, Syed Jan and Amer Shaker Salman
1995. Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns. World Scientific, Singapore.
Bier, Carol
2010. "CarpetMath: Exploring Mathematical Aspects of Turkmen Carpets," Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, vol. 4, issue 1, pp. 29-47.
Bier, Carol
1992. "Elements of Plane Symmetry in Oriental Carpets," The Textile Museum Journal, vol. 31, pp. 53-70.
Bixler, Harry
1980. A Group Theoretic Analysis of Symmetry in Two Dimensional Patterns from Islamic Art. PhD thesis, New York University. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor.
Bourgoin, J.
1973. Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design. Reprint. Dover, New York.
Chorbachi, W.K.
1989. "In the Tower of Babel: Beyond Symmetry in Islamic Design," Computers Math. Appl., 17, pp. 751-789. [Repr. I. Hargittai, ed. Symmetry 2: Unifying Human Understanding. Pergamon, New York].
Critchlow, Keith
1976. Islamic Patterns. Reprint. Thames & Hudson, London.
El-Said, Issam and Ayse Parman.
1988. Geometric Concepts in Islamic Art. Reprint [1976]. Scorpion Publishing.
El-Said, Issam
1993. Islamic Art and Architecture: The System of Geometric Design. Garnet Publishing, UK.
Grunbaum, Branko and G.C. Shepherd
1993. "Interlace Patterns in Islamic and Moorish Art," in The Visual Mind: Art and Mathematics, ed. Michele Emmer. Pp. 147-155. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA and London.
Grunbaum, B., Z. Grunbaum, and G.C. Shepherd
1986. "Symmetry in Moorish and Other Ornaments," Computers Math. Appl., 12B, pp. 641-653. [Repr. I. Hargittai, ed. Symmetry: Unifying Human Understanding. Pergamon, NY, 1986].
Humbert, C.
1980. Islamic Ornamental Design. Hastings House, New York.
Makovicky, E. and M. Makovicky
1977. "Arabic Geometric Patterns -- A Treasury for Crystallographic Teaching," Jarbuch für Mineralogie Monatstefte, no. 2, pp. 58-68.
Necipoglu, Gulru
1995. The Topkapi Scroll --Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture. Getty Trust Publications, Santa Monica, CA.
Wade, D.
1976. Pattern in Islamic Art. Overlook Press, Woodstock, NY.
Wilson, Eva
1988. Islamic Designs for Artists and Craftspeople. Reprint. Dover and the British Museum, London and New York.

Compiled by C. Bier 1/94; 11/95; 3/96

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