The complete list of Islamic geometric pattern books, divided by category. But don't worry. If you are on a budget I have some amazing free pdf books and websites for you to binge on too.
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In these blog posts I've listed the top 3 books and website you should ABSOLUTELY read and I explain why.
Nevertheless, below you can find the complete list of books/websites I recommend
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Drawing Geometry by John Allen
Ruler and Compass: practical geometric construction by Andrew Sutton
Anadolu Selçuklu Sanatının Geometrik Dili by Serap Ekizler Sönmez
Islamic Design: a genius for geometry by Daud Sutton
The Royal Alcazar of Seville With a Ruler And Compass By Manuel Martinez Vela
History, culture and spirituality:
Islamic Patterns: an analytical and cosmological approach by Keith Critchlow
Arabic geometrical pattern & design by J.Bourgoin
Arts and Crafts of the Islamic Lands by Khaled Azzam
The Minbar of Saladin: reconstructing a jewel of Islamic art by Lynette Singer
Islamic Geometric Patterns: Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction by Jay Bonner
Arabesques: Decorative Art in Morocco by Jean Marc CasteraF, Fran Oise Peuriot, Philippe Ploquin and Kirk McElhearn
Islamic Art and Architecture: 650-1250 by Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar and Marilyn Jenkins
The art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800 by Sheila S.Blair and Jonathan M.Bloom
The Alhambra With a Ruler And Compass By Manuel M. Vela
Tony Lee's Notebooks - Islamic Star Patterns
The Topkapi Scroll Geometry and ornament in Islamic Architecture by Gülru Necipoğlu
Les Éléments de l'Art Arabe :Trait des Entrelacs by J. Bourgoin
The Drawing of Geometric Patterns in Saracenic Art by E. Hanbury Hankin
Pattern in Islamic Art by David Wade
Geometric patterns and borders by David Wade
Les éléments de l'art arabe by Joules Bourgoin
Methods of Design by Ernest Hanbury Hankin
The Design and Execution of Drawings in Iranian Tilework by Mahmood Maher al-Naqsh
Étude Pratique de la Décoration Polygonale Arabe by J Collin
10 Fold Group One by Nick Crossling
Read the above-mentioned blog posts to see what are the "must-haves".
If you are on a budget but still want to buy a book those are the top 3 that I recommend so that you don't waste your money on anything else.
All books have been divided into categories so that it's easier for you to understand what is the main topic/approach..
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