Title

Islamic Constructions: The Geometry Needed by Craftsmen

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Raymond F. Tennant

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Abstract

The Islamic world has a rich artistic tradition of creating highly geometric and symmetric ornamentation. Over the centuries, the process of creating Islamic tilings was refined from the 15th Century ornamentation in the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain to the exquisite tilings, which are seen in mosques, mausoleums and minarets throughout the world today. The contemporary mathematics of group theory and knot theory combined with computer programs provide tools for creating modern day variations of these historical tilings.

First Page

459

Last Page

464

Disciplines

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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