Islamic Geometric Design [Eric Broug] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Combines wide-ranging research with the author’s artistic skills to. The School was established in by Eric Broug and is based in the UK. All step-by-step instructions on this website (and in Eric’s books) start with a a circle . Eric Broug. I’m a leading expert on Islamic geometric design. I’ve published three popular books on the subject, that have sold over 30, copies worldwide.

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Put the compass point on each corner of the square to draw the first four quarter-circles. Human beings like beautiful things.

In this handsomely bbroug volume, Eric Broug analyzes and explains these complex designs in their historical and physical context. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. About half of his clients are Muslim.

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Buy the selected items together This item: I want to engage with people and show them the beauty and design techniques involved in making these patterns. But they will be low resolution and imprecise. Currently, there is almost only replication of patterns, very little innovation. There is some info on this on the net, but no book available at this time on practical islamic design with computer. Design elements created from straight lines and circles were placed in grids and then repeated and varied to generate seemingly limitless arrays of breathtaking patterns.


See all 23 reviews. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It is more a compass and ruler approach. This book stays within the limits of Islamic design, as per it’s title and does not explore either tessellations per-se, or Escher type permutations – for that material see these books: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Illuminating and important insight into this fading artform.

You will not find a finer explanation of the intersection of math and aesthetics in Islamic art. I have had it for a couple weeks and find it hard to put down. I’ve been looking for a book like this for a long time.

Muslim rule and compass: the magic of Islamic geometric design

I have focused on the geometry, and not repeated the other reviewers, but I agree with them that it is a wonderful book. An Analytical and Cosmological Approach. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. If you want to go hands on with pencil and paper, then graph paper both, squares and isometric may be useful. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

Or buy his book Islamic Geometric Design. This book does not discuss wall paper symmetry groups. Eric, aged 48, was in his 20s studying Middle Eastern politics at university in Amsterdam when, by chance, he found a book on the subject in a local bookstore. See and discover other items: So, for example, a client who wants screens for a Turkish restaurant, will be best served with geometric patterns from the Seljuk or Ottoman era.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Constructing new pieces involves creativity mixed with an understanding of the various styles and embellishments the ancients used. Showing of 23 reviews.

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The mathematical elegance of these designs is hroug no matter how elaborate they are, they are always based erric grids constructed using only a ruler and a pair of compasses. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I found the step by step instructions to reproduce the patterns extremely practical. Read reviews that mention islamic art islamic design geometric patterns islamic geometric pictures architecture broug buildings geometry historical designs explanations math.

Eric has a full-time job at an academic publisher, but in his spare time writes books, reic talks and workshops and runs an atelier in Halifax that designs bespoke screens, logos and other work for clients around the world.