Islamic Patterns: An Analytical and Cosmological Approach

Islamic Patterns: An Analytical and Cosmological Approach

By: Keith Critchlow (author), Seyyed Hossein Nasr (author)Paperback

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Islamic art has long been misunderstood in the West as no more than decoration. This study explains how the geometrical patterns of Islamic art reveal intrinsic cosmological laws. The primary function of the patterns is to lead the mind from the literal world towards the underlying reality.


The point of departure; the manifestation of shape; magic squares; pattern and cosmology; the pentagon; the tetractys; the mathematics of two-dimensional space-filling; the circle and cosmic rhythms; specimen Islamic patterns.

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  • ISBN13: 9780500270714
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780500270714
  • weight: 660
  • ISBN10: 0500270716

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