Islamic Art Resources

Islamic Art Resources

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Pattern in Islamic Art: The WADE Photo Archive




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• BOOKS: Tezhip and Arabesque
Curves: Flowers, Foliates & Flourishes in The Formal Decorative Arts
Lisa DeLong

Turkish style
(Books in Turkish, unless noted)

Inci A. Birol, Çiçek Derman

Ince A. Birol

Ilhan Özkececi & Bilge Özkececi

Islamic Art of Illumination (English)
Sema Onat

Persian style 
(Books in Farsi and English, unless noted)

Amir-Houshang Aghamiri  

Mohammad-Reza Honarvar

Parvenu Iskandarpour

Ardashir Mojarrad Takestani

Mohammad-Reza Honarvar


• BOOKS: ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC PATTERNS
Arts and Crafts of the Islamic Lands: Principles, Materials, Practice
Khaled Azzam, Prince's School of Traditional Art
(Recommended: Covers a variety of subjects related to Islamic Art, including geometry)

Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry
Daud Sutton

Islamic Art and Architecture: System of Geometric Design
Issam El-Said

Geometric Concepts in Islamic Art
Issam El-Said, Ayse Parman

Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns
Syed Jan Abas, Amer Shaker Salman

Islamic Patterns: An Analytical and Cosmological Approach
Keith Critchlow

Mimar Sinan Cami Minberlerinde Beþgen Geometrik Desenle (Turkish)
Serap Ekizler Sönmez

Zillij: Art of Moroccan Ceramics
S Samar Damluji, John Hedgerow

Arabesques: Decorative Art in Morocco
Jean Marc Castera


• BOOKS: Sacred Geometry & Basics
Drawing Geometry: A Primer of Basic Forms
Jon Allen

Sacred Geometry
Robert Lawlor

How The World Is Made
John Mitchell

Hidden Geometry of Flowers
Keith Critchlow

Sacred Geometry
Miranda Lundy

Sacred Number
Miranda Lundy

Ruler and Compass
Andrew Sutton

• BOOKS: SPIRITUAL/Visual RESOURCE
Divine Inspiration – Seven Principles of Islamic Architecture
Nisreen Moustafa

Symbol and Archetype: A Study of the Meaning of Existence
Martin Lings
Art of Islam, Language and Meaning
Titus Burckhardt

The Majesty of Mughal Decoration: The Art and Architecture of Islamic India
George Michell, Mumtaz Currim

The Minbar of Saladin: Reconstructing a Jewel of Islamic Art
Lynette Singer

Geometry in Gold: An Illuminated Mamluk Qu'ran Section
Marcus Fraser

Splendors of Qur'an Calligraphy and Illumination
Martin Lings

The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art
by Massumeh Farhad, Simon Rettig
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